The meaning of a peep

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just curious what does it mean when the chick is peeping? It seems to me that to be able to peep, the chick must be breathing air, so does it mean the chick has broken the membrane when it starts peeping?
     
  2. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but that is a really interesting question! (One that deserves to be at the top of the list [​IMG] )
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, it has broken into the air cell.
     
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, Thanks!
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Amazing that they can hang on until they break the shell.
     

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