what does it mean when you hear tapping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missychicky, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    I know that when you hear peeping it means the chick has broken the air sack,but what does tapping mean, if anything? When you first hear tapping how long will it be until a pip?
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    it means they are trying to get out. And depending on the chick it could take a few minutes or a few hours
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    It could take a whole day or more even! It taps to make a hole in the shell, then starts zipping around the entire shell. The chick rests for several hours while hatching so it can be a very long process.

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