Chick pipped on wrong end day 18 early 19....HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tristenberry, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. tristenberry

    tristenberry Hatching

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    Hi, I'm hatching my first batch of eggs and as I was putting them into lock down tonight I noticed one had pipped at the wrong end. We can hear it chirping, does this mean its getting air? How do I check if the membrane is punctured? Can I open the bator to check on it or will it hurt the other eggs? What should I do?

    Thanks for your help and input...
     
  2. as110

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    If you hear chirping, it is getting air and breathing. Wait until tomorrow and just watch what is happening. You don’t need to look. If you see a crack and hear chirping, the membrane is open.

    I have had my share of malpositions this hatch. I just opened 2 eggs with a dead chicken. Not trying to scare you, my chicks did not pip so it is a different problem. The 2 that pipped on the small end hatched without assistance.

    You have nothing to do now but wait.
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    :welcome :frow I wouldn't worry. I have had chicks pip the pointy end of the shell and hatch out fine.
     
  4. as110

    as110 Songster

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    Any news on the malpositioned one? How many hatched yet?
     
  5. tristenberry

    tristenberry Hatching

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    After 14 hrs and no progress I did a very slow assisted hatch following a post here on BYC. The chick eventually pushed out after 18hrs. The chick is significantly bigger than most of my others. 16/19 have hatched and I assisted with one other malposition. this one took over 24hrs to hatch.
     
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  6. Paterino Del Galaxia

    Paterino Del Galaxia Chirping

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    Is the air cell tracking good the past few days? If not, you had a problem with Humidity. High humidity may cause large and wet chicks to hatch and also has the largest tendencies for malpositions. Because being with high humidity, the air cell does not decrease in size resulting into abnormal large chicks....
     
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    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    One thing to remember about pipping the wrong end is that they can take longer than the average 24 hours hatch. They skip the stop of breathing the air in the air cell, so assisting too soon can be dangerous for wrong end pippers. Normally they can still hatch on their own.
     

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