pipping

Tilly

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
49
0
32
Hi was wondering how long it takes the average chick from the first sign of a pip to actually hatching out?
Also when it says the hatch date is usually 21 days does it mean they will pip on that day or be fully hatched by that day?

Have seen the term zip used what does it mean?

Thanks
 

Shogun99

Songster
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
171
1
121
Las Cruces, NM
I'm pretty sure that they pip around day 20 and it takes them 24 to 48 hours to get out. I'm not all that sure though. Anyone else???

Zipping means that they've pipped a lot and pipped enough to start to "Unzip" themselves out of the egg.
 
Last edited:

needmorechickens!

Songster
11 Years
Jul 2, 2008
1,559
11
161
West TN
well you know the pip is the first little break in the egg...the zip is when they rotate inside the egg pipping the egg in a continuous line around the egg like they are unzipping it...
It can take 24 hours, but the strong ones are really fast like 6 hours sometimes...

~Rebecca
 

Tilly

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
49
0
32
Thanks for the replies.

I thought thats what it might have meant but wasnt sure.

 
Top Bottom