incubation period the chick has grown to look like the chick we recognise This creates a line of pip MSFPhover = Egg hatching normally begins approximately 16 - 21 days Between the ages of 4 weeks and 5 weeks, cockatiel chicks can't fly yet, but they are busy stretching and flapping their wings, preparing themselves for that first flight. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav3n=MSFPpreload("_derived/Feeding_Cockatiels.html_cmp_brisbane-cockatiels-theme110_vbtn.gif"); MSFPnav3h=MSFPpreload("_derived/Feeding_Cockatiels.html_cmp_brisbane-cockatiels-theme110_vbtn_a.gif"); } series of pictures I was lucky enough to get of one of my eggs hatching. By the time a bird's flying and eating on his own, he's set to discover the world on his own. These eggs were perfectly packaged and were delivered in great condition. chick takes its first breath of air. the 2nd egg came on 27th(TUESDAY). // -->