1st hatch What is a pip?What is a zip?Help with lingo cause I am a dip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by E.G.Glayer, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching my first set and need help with the lingo. [​IMG] What do you mean by pip and zip when eggs are hatching? I know it must be shell related but just want to be in the know. Thanks ahead
     
  2. Painted Spirit

    Painted Spirit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pip is when the chick first pops a small opening in the egg. Sometimes it may be 12 to 24 hrs until anything happens. Zipping is when the chick starts to peck his way around and open up the egg, usually starting where the first pip is. I've had some pip and zip in minutes and some over a day later.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    E.G.Glayer :

    I am hatching my first set and need help with the lingo. [​IMG] What do you mean by pip and zip when eggs are hatching? I know it must be shell related but just want to be in the know. Thanks ahead

    Oh what fun! Your very first set of eggs incubating! [​IMG] YAY!

    Keep us all updated! And, you must know .... we really love pictures!

    Pip .... the first dent or hole in the egg, that you will see.
    Zip .... when the chick, "zips," around the egg (like a zipper), before popping out of the shell!​
     
  4. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    I love rhymes [​IMG]
     
  5. chickeypeep101

    chickeypeep101 the Awesome Pullet

    Jul 23, 2009
    On a horse!
    happy hatching! [​IMG]
     

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