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*Update Post #110* Come Hatch With Me

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How long does it take them to hatch? :huh:
 

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How long does it take them to hatch? :huh:
Well, it varies, actually. Sometimes, they'll pip and pretty much hatch right away, within a few hours. I've had big hatches come out like popcorn. But, sometimes, they'll pip, and it'll take a whole 24 hours. This time around, they're hatching slowly.
 

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Hmm, neat! And that word, pip... Is it specific to chickens? I did a google search on the word and didn't spend a lot of time on it, but it looked like the few sites I found that had anything to do with birds and the word pip were talking about chickens. :huh:
 

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Hmm, neat! And that word, pip... Is it specific to chickens? I did a google search on the word and didn't spend a lot of time on it, but it looked like the few sites I found that had anything to do with birds and the word pip were talking about chickens. :huh:
It is a poultry term that refers to the first crack that a chick makes in his shell. I'm not sure if it is used to refer to the same with other types of birds. It applies to all species of poultry, though.
 

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It is a poultry term that refers to the first crack that a chick makes in his shell. I'm not sure if it is used to refer to the same with other types of birds. It applies to all species of poultry, though.
Well, I think they should use that word for all birds :rolleyes: lol, I asked my eclectus' breeder about it and asked how long it takes an egg to go from pip to hatching and his reply was around 28 days (it was among other questions in the email), so either he missed the question, or it's not a word that's common to species other than poultry... :p
 

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Birds have a little thing on their beaks when they hatch called the pip something (can't think of the name) but parrots have it on their beaks too. I've heard pip used with parrots too I think.
 

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Birds have a little thing on their beaks when they hatch called the pip something (can't think of the name) but parrots have it on their beaks too. I've heard pip used with parrots too I think.
Hmm, maybe you're referring to the egg tooth? :huh:
Decided to do another google (love it!), and found this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_tooth
Maybe it's the "pipping muscle" at the back of the neck you're talking about? They mentioned that in the link.
 

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Oops, yep the egg tooth. LOL
 

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Update: Chick #2 has hatched. :) I'll get a pic in a little bit.
 

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Peeking in to see if there are anymore pip'ers:lol:..ok on a serious note....waiting to see the new chick.
 

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He's still sleepy. But, here he is. :)
 

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This thread is just too much cuteness! :heart:
 

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I can't wait to put them together. Chick #1 is peeping!
 

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SOOOOOOO cute!!! :heart:

At the sanctuary we use the word "pip" for all avians. :) From eagles to owls to turkeys to parrots.
 

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SOOOOOOO cute!!! :heart:

At the sanctuary we use the word "pip" for all avians. :) From eagles to owls to turkeys to parrots.
Ah hah! Good to know. Didn't make sense in my mind that it would be just a poultry thing... :huh:
 

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Congratulations on the second chick!

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:heart: Congrats on the second chick. They're just so cute!
Maybe this spring I'll be able to talk my husband into getting more chicks. Our 2 hens don't lay anymore. :(
 

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Thank you for sharing, this has been so amazing to see:hug8::hug8::hug8:
 
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