Chick Pipping At The Wrong End Of The Egg?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WRVgirl, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. WRVgirl

    WRVgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2012
    Zone 8a
    Long story short, this is my last hatch of the year. [Waiting on some eggs to hatch out for my neighbors as they lost their whole flock (that I hatched for them in the spring) to a stray dog] I've got 8 English Orpingtons pipping, zipping and hatching at the moment, but I'm a little concerned as one of the chicks is pipping at the narrow end of the egg!

    He's made a hole and seems to be trying to zip, is this ok??

    I've never had a chick pip from the wrong end!!

    Is there anything I should do, or will he be ok?

    Thanks so much!
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

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