Chick pipped in the middle of the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MageofMist, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I am amazed I didn't notice this sooner with my 5th egg, but it has pipped in the middle of the egg instead of at the air sac which explained the short bleeding when I was clearing some 'dried' membrane away from the piphole, which was brown due to dried blood. The chick has air as it has made a hole (which I made a little bigger) but it is having issues hatching.

    It is very vocal and lively, so I put it back in the incubator as I don't want to risk assisting too soon. While I was shining the torch through the air sac for a good look though, I did see the bump that was it's beak move upwards towards the air sac, so I might have clued it in on what to do hopefully, but am still very worried and would like some advice.

    It pipped sometime last night and it is evening now.
     
  2. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has hatched! It made a pip in the air sac and then literally smashed it's way out of the egg.
     
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  3. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I'm glad it all worked out for you and the little chick! Make sure you post pictures! ;)
     
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  4. MageofMist

    MageofMist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 5 silkie chicks in my 'travel pouch' ^^
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    Protective mama hen and her baby, she is completely fine with me, she just dislikes the camera. The rest of the chicks are under her.
     
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  5. The Golden Egg5

    The Golden Egg5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww so cute!!! I love silkies!!
     
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  6. Enderchicken222

    Enderchicken222 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad the chick made it! :D
     
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