what is "pipping" is it their noise or breaking of shell???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    New here obviously...

    Some people say there is no sound with the eggs some say pipping???

    I am hatching (I hope) quail.
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    A "pip" is the first little hole they poke in their shell. I have no clue about quail but with my chickens I generally hear chirping after they break into the air cell. Some people do not, however. Good luck with your babies and [​IMG]
     

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