what does this mean?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Justino, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    wat does pipped mean? ive heard it a lot but i dont know wat it means [​IMG]
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    It means the chick has chipped away at the shell enough to cause a small crack.
     
  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick is trying to break out and has made the first tiny hole in the shell.........

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Internal pip means the chick has broken thru the air cell for its first breath of air. You can usually hear them peeping inside the egg at this point.

    External pip means the chick has cracked the shell and getting ready to emerge from the egg.

    Jody
     
  5. Jody said it perfectly [​IMG]
    Nothing more I can add.

    Lisa
     

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