What is Pipping and Zipping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonini3059, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I am new to this and have no idea what these are. How do you know if they have pipped the air sac? We are expecting our first hatch next Wednesday and have not a clue what we are looking for.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you will here a churp then will see the egg crack alittle bit later
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You don't. Sometimes you can guess.

    Pipping is when they break the shell and start the process of hatching.

    Zipping is when they begin to turn and break the shell cap all the way around just before pushing out and into the world.
     
  4. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    once agian, love you miss prissy
     

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