When does the chick actually start to pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Moochie, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 20 for Mama and her 4 eggs and I have a question. Will they start breaking through the shell late tonight or do they start tomorrow?
    I remember the last hatch with her, it was day 21 and I went to go check on her and one chick was peeking it's head out. It was in the morning too. I read that it can take 24 hours or more to get all the way out though. So it had me thinking.

    This stuff is very intresting for me! [​IMG]
     
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should start to pip tomorrow
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One egg has already started to pip today. Hmm, I guess it differs from egg to egg? Atleast I'll be expecting a chickie tomorrow.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They all develop at different rates. Good luck and have fun...
     

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