what is a pip? sorry

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ticks, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I have heard about it and seen pics but what is a pip and a zip?
     
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PIP is the first hole the hatchling makes in the outer shell (they pip into the airsac first but that's only visible by candling)

    ZIP is the line the chick then makes all the way around the shell in anticipation of popping out.

    So, first pip, then zip, then hatch!
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    OH ok thanks
     

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