Day 20 and got pips!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cqranch, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. cqranch

    cqranch Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    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
  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    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?
  3. cqranch

    cqranch Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    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
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    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.... [​IMG]
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    wow! congrats! [​IMG] i'M ON DAY 21(almost 22) and I have no pips yet. [​IMG]
    If you can, post some pics! [​IMG]
    Hope all the chicks come out soon! [​IMG]

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