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.How long does it take them to hatch?
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.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.
Well, I think they should use that word for all birds 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...
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.
Hmm, maybe you're referring to the egg tooth?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.