What is a "pip" and what is a "zip"?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicklets81, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. chicklets81

    chicklets81 Chirping

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    ok, I'm totally new to incubating. This Easter Hatch-a-long is my first time ever hatching chicken eggs.

    I've heard people talk about a "pip" and "zip".

    What are those things?

    Someone educate me, he he.
     

  2. A pip is when a chick pokes a little hole in the egg for the first time, sipping is when the chick starts to peck around the circumference of the shell
     

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