If an egg is broken from an outside force, life ends, if broken by an inside force, life begins.
The process of hatching eggs can be done naturally or with the help of an incubator.A hen that is committed to hatching eggs is called a broody. It will take 21 days period of incubation before the egg hatches. There is so much going on behind the shell. Human intervention is not needed in the process of shell breaking. The chick will do it alone. When ready, the chick will start “pipping”. First pip will look like a small crack in the shell’s surface. It will take a lot of time for the little one to escape the egg shell. With the help of it’s wings and legs it will try to push away the shell pieces. From the first pip to a completely free chick it will take from 12 to 18 hours, or in some cases longer.
Watch the whole process of this baby chick’s struggle to get out of it’s shell. Witness the miracle of life!