Assisted pippin?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brooksy671, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. brooksy671

    brooksy671 New Egg

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    Hi, I have two dozen Bresse Gauloise eggs due to hatch in three days time. I was told that commercial breeders prick the shell to lessen the risk of the chick suffocating or drowning after breeching the membrane before breaking through the eggshell. Can anyone confirm this for me please?
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard this. I always say if they can't hatch on their own they weren't strong enough anyways. [​IMG]
     
  3. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Never heard that either. I cannot imagine a hatchery "pricking" a hundred thousand eggs.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Exactly.
     

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