Chick knocking over pipping eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dxkchicks, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. dxkchicks

    dxkchicks New Egg

    Feb 13, 2008
    I'm at work while the chicks are hatching. Is it going be a problem if a chick hatches out and knocks over the other eggs while they are pipping to try to hatch out? I'm guessing its going to be running around in the incubator and making the eggs roll around. Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys!
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    mine do it and nock them around. but i have not lost one to that
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
  3. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    that happened to me they just make a pip somewhere else on the egg
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    chicks are clumsy when they hatch, and they don't know any better. Don't worry about it.
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    My last hatch looked like they were playing in a bowling alley, hatched 13 out of 14 and # 14 had stopped developing in the second week just didn't catch the no movement......
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008

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