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Special pip'n chick with natural artistic talent!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roost-e-Boy, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Roost-e-Boy

    Roost-e-Boy Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2014
    This one must have noticed the star that I drew on the shell(to predict where it would begin to crack/pip).
    It managed to pip a star pattern with a triangle shaped chip broke off in the center. lol
    I think it is a special one!

    (notice the shadow of the pipping chick inside)

    This egg came from an Araucana. It just hatched on March 20th.


    Also been wondering - Is it easy to predict the area where the chick will begin to pip, at the very earliest stage of an egg?
    (even before the spider shape veins are visible)?
    So far, I had two that pipped right on the mark! ..all others were very near the mark(pictured).
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2015
  2. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2012
    Kalispell, Mt
    very cool!
  3. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 16, 2014
    SE Michigan
    You can often guess the spot that will be the first pip, or very close.

    Most air cells are not perfectly centered or perfectly flat on the big end. If off to one side, with the fat end up, find the lowest spot on the air cell and go straight down 1/3 of the egg's height. That is often close.

    The farther along in development before you mark, the more accurate you are likely to be, if the chick follows the program.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2015
  4. Roost-e-Boy

    Roost-e-Boy Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2014
    Yup, that's what I figured too.
    But, for a moment or two, I thought I was like an egg-psychic or something, LOL!
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    That's cool...are you going to name it "Star"? lol

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