I had a chick that kinda pipped externally this morning. I was so excited but then on a closer look the pip didn't create a true hole in the shell, just a partial eruption, if that makes sense.
Did the chick die trying to external pip? Or is that normal to half-pip and then continue at a later time?
OH MY Goodness!!!! That is called a pip! Congrats! It is common for them to finally breakthrough and take a 24 hour nap. They can hit at the shell for over 1000 times (so it is said) so if you can imagine how tired they are after that!