pip confusion...

riddleluvsrotties

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just a quick question, on the meaning of pip. i was told it was when the beak has pierced the air sac inside the shell. but in this site it seems defined as when the beak pokes a hole in the shell itself. in which case, i used the term incorrectly on {a social networking site} i like to brag on. if piping is cracking the shell, then what is it called when you can see the beak rupture the air sac?
 

Mrs MIA

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I do believe it applies to both... but if you don't have the means to candle the eggs, then the only one you would actually see would be when it breaks through the shell.
 

riddleluvsrotties

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Thank you both so very much! The simplest things can seem to stress me out these days... I was going nuts thinking I'd used the wrong term. I hate using the wrong names for things, particularly when I'm asked to explain them by people who've never seen a chicken up close that wasn't slow roasted. Really, thank you, thank you for clearing that up.
I have an internal pip! lol.
 

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