egg teeth

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrsengeseth, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    how ong do chicks keep their egg tooth?
     
  2. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    what on earth is an egg tooth?
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    After they're a day old, I've hardly even noticed it.

    Edited to add: the egg tooth is what the peeps use to break their shells.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    most loss the egg tooth within 3 days.

    The egg tooth is at the end of the top beak on day old chicks. Small point used to crack the shell.
     
  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Is that what the white spot on the end of their beaks is?
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep. If it's just a white spot and not like a little point, the tooth has already fallen off and it's just the outline of where it was.
     
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Ahh, mine are two and a half days old and a few of them still have it.
     

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