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Is this a normal guinea pip?

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I just went to check my turkey and guinea eggs, as the turkeys started rocking yesterday and noticed this:

 

 

 

So far I have only hatched bantam chicks and they make very small holes whereas this is quite a large crack! If I didn't know better I would think I'd dropped it. I checked the eggs only a couple hours ago ad it wasn't there, though. I'm just being anxious :(

 

PS my bantams hatched yesterday (early) so that is why the incubator is dirty! Everything was supposed to be due this Saturday and I am shocked because I have been having trouble keeping temps up so I was expecting a late hatch.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, d'Uccle, Cornish and EE bantams

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans

Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, Egyptian Fayoumis and rosecombs coming soon!

 

13 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, d'Uccle, Cornish and EE bantams

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans

Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, Egyptian Fayoumis and rosecombs coming soon!

 

13 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

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post #2 of 3
Looks OK to me, all pips are different. Some are the tiniest little cracks and others are BIG ones just like you have there.

I don't think you have anything to worry about. Sit on those hands and let nature its course.
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Well it was definitely a pip but poor little piggle didn't make it out. He got his beak out but then gave up, perhaps too weak being early. :( He completely filled the shell so I think maybe he got too big, and I took him out this morning and the yolk was still pretty big, so maybe it was a combination of things. I wish he'd waited it out a couple days. Fingers crossed for the other six and the three turkeys.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, d'Uccle, Cornish and EE bantams

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans

Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, Egyptian Fayoumis and rosecombs coming soon!

 

13 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahma, Cochin, d'Uccle, Cornish and EE bantams

RIR, BR, EEs, GP Hamburg, Ancona, Wheaten/Blue/Splash Marans

Spitzhauben, OE, Speckled Sussex, Egyptian Fayoumis and rosecombs coming soon!

 

13 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

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