chick pipped on wrong end of egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by QuailQT, May 16, 2011.

  1. QuailQT

    QuailQT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2009
    NW PA
    I've been so excited about my Ameraucana eggs hatching and the very first one pipped in the wrong end of the egg.

    I'm not sure what to do? Is there a chance that it will make it if I leave it alone?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Quote:I don't know much about hatching, but if you would post in the incubating and hatching section you might get a quicker response. good luck
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Just leave it be, there is not much you can do about it at this point, I have had it happen every now and then and they do just fine.
  4. NCchicken

    NCchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2010
    I had one that did that just the other day too. It pipped at the wrong end. It unzipped, hatched out and seemed just fine. But it was not. Something was wrong with it's eyes. I don't know if hatching from the wrong end effected its eye or it hatched at the wrong end because it couldn't see. Either way, sadly, it died yesterday. I do hope you have better luck and I wish you and your little chick all the best! I suggest keeping an eye on it really closely for the first week or so to make sure it's eating, drinking, pooping and active like the others. IMHO the most important part of keeping an eye on a chick is after the first 48-72 hours when they have used up and digested all their yolk and need to find food and water.
  5. QuailQT

    QuailQT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2009
    NW PA
    Sorry about your chick [​IMG]

    Mine did hatch, but I think that there is something wrong with it's legs. It's foot isn't curled, but it's thigh bones both stick out funny. I hate when this stuff happens!

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