Day 20 and got pips!

cqranch

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
202
8
121
Russellville
Today is day 20 and finally got pips. Two with holes completely through the shell and three you can see it cracking and raising up. So exciting! Just wish it went faster.. going crazy just watching and listening to them chirp. lol
 

Gazinga

Chook Norris
11 Years
Jul 7, 2008
674
5
143
Palm Springs, California
congrats! sounds exciting!
so, how does it all work? Is "pip" when they start to crack from the shell? i thought they cracj=ked out completely all at once, do they take a while to get out of teh shell?
 

cqranch

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
202
8
121
Russellville
This is my first hatch so all I know is what I've read here. First they pip or break through the shell, then zip which is breaking more of the shell usually around the shell so it can finally break free. And they process can take a while sometimes 24 hours from what I've seen on here
 

needmorechickens!

Songster
11 Years
Jul 2, 2008
1,559
11
161
West TN
Yes it can take a while - my first egg took 24 hours, while the second one that pipped just kept working until it was about in about 3 hours.
That is the longest wait of your life....

~Rebecca
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
7,525
535
396
Maine
wow! congrats!
i'M ON DAY 21(almost 22) and I have no pips yet.

If you can, post some pics!

Hope all the chicks come out soon!
 
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