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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slyfoxpeeps, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Buff Orp eggs has pipped on the bottom. It has pushed a circle off but the membrane is still intact except for a little hole. Do I help him? He pipped this morning before 5am. Someone please tell me what I should do.
    THANKS
    Sylvia
     
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have no answers sorry. Hopefully some one with experience will come along and answer soon. I would help. But if there are others in the incubator you could be compromising their lives.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Read here

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=9316

    No one can tell you what to do specifically.

    You have to take your chances and make the desicion to intervene on your own.

    Some never intervene and let nature run its course. Others do help. Some get healthy chicks and for others the chicks die any way.

    Sorry.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    What day are you on?

    Is it peeping?

    Can you see blood in the veins of the membrane?

    They can go for a day after piping, storing up energy for the final hatch, as long as there is a hole to breathe through the membrane.

    Personally, I'd give it a couple more hours before I interviened, then maybe try to remove a very small amount of shell from around the pip hole.

    Stop if you see blood in the membrane that hasn't been absorbed yet.
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Before you panic, don't. It takes some chicks 24 hours to completely hatch. Just keep an eye on it and make sure he is still moving. Eventhough he has pipped all of his yolk sac isn't absorbed and helping him out will kill him. The yolk has to be completely absorbed into his abdomen or his guts will fall out. Just leave him until the morning and see what is happening then.
     
  6. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys,
    today is day 20, this morning at 4:30, It piped this morning before 5am, I wouldn't be worried but he has piped at the wrong (small) end.... I haven't had one to do that yet. So this is new to me.....
    The membrane is clear but with just an air hole, I can see him breathing and it looks wet so I know he is ok for now. But can he get out on his own from that end?? I have a crippled chick because I waited to long to help and the membrane dried out.
    Sylvia
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Sylvia...My opinion...it's still early into the pip...and even tho its on the wrong end I would not help.....I have never had to help a chick...even if the pip was over 24 hours....
     
  8. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Tuffoldhen, I just pm'd you!!! I was just worried, So they can make on their own from the small end with no help?
     
  9. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sylvia,

    I had one do this last week and come to find out if piped early. I helped it and it bled out. If I where to do it all over again, I would hve just let it be. I was so worried that I felt like I had to do something. After 2 days of it being piped, started in on it.....if you can stand it, wait until the others start to hatch. Just my opinion [​IMG]
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It really is going to hurt the rest of your hatch if you start in on this chick...it's only been 13 to 14 hours, that is not long at all for a pip.......opening the bator to help this one compromises the rest of the eggs in there....my thoughts....

    Go outside and get a breath of fresh air, its not too cold here this evening for air!!....lol..we always say step away from the bator!!!....
     

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