Whats a pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sooz, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Sooz

    Sooz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am completely new to hatching chicks, and actually I am hoping to hatch some call ducklings from under a broody hen. I am not sure what a pip means and I was wondering if I should put them in a brooder afterward when(if) any hacth? Or will it be ok to keep them with the hen. Also the hen is still in the coop with the other hens should I move her. She seems happy enough but what do I do if the chicks hatch....Help.
     
  2. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a pip is when the chick starts to break through the shell it usually looks like a small hole in the shell

    the mother should protect the chicks when they hatch
     

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