And the funnest part is watching them hatch. Once they break into the air sack they have only 24 hours to get out of the shell before the air runs out. They make the first little pip and slowly pip all the way around the egg and then push the top off and come out! They take long breaks in-between pips, sometimes up to an hour at a time. When they come out they are completely exhausted! They lay around mostly and dry off, and when they are strong enough they bumble around and knock the other eggs about.
The first chicks of the year: