Last night we had eggs hatching. I am addicted to the time lapse camera I bought recently, so I put it in the incubator with the chicken eggs. A complete hatch from pip to out of the shell was captured.
If you are unfamiliar with the process of hatching, I’ll explain.
1.) Egg stays in 99.5 degree incubator for approximately 21 days.
2.) Chick breaks through the internal membrane and peeping can be heard.
3.) Chick uses it’s egg tooth to “pip” the shell.
4.) Chick uses egg tooth to “zip” around the shell in a circular fashion.
5.) Chick pushes the lid off the egg and pops out.
In this video you’ll want to keep your eye on the egg in the front of the shot. Watch closely near the left front bottom. You will see the “pip” followed by the chick “zipping” then popping out of the shell. This all happens very fast in the video but in real time it can take up to two days. It is hard work and the chick rests for long periods of time. We have another egg due to hatch tonight so be sure to check back for more video. Enjoy this little video of our newest Icelandic chick.
The baby is all dried and fluffed up and has been adopted by one of our broodies.