Bloody Pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pele, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I have my first hatch progressing along swimmingly, and of course I'm worrying myself sick over the smallest details :p

    Most things I can reason through to keep calm, but one thing is really starting to concern me: One of my eggs has a really bloody pip, where all my other ones have clean pips.

    Is this normal? Is it a sign that the chick is hatching too quickly for it's own good? Can it still make it? Help!
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    It probably pipped through a blood vessel. It should be fine. It happens on occasion, though not often.
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying, I appreciate it :) Just my luck that my very first hatch had something like that happen.

    Your advice was spot on! That chick hatched with nary a problem, and is now being fluffy and adorable in the brooder with it's siblings.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad to know it hatched ok. I have to admit a bloody pip would cause me to freak right out, so it's good to know it's not necessarily bad.

    I reserve the right to freak out anyway if this does happen to me though.
     

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