Chick pipping upside down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Time-Out, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little egg that peeps at me. I was naughty and looked at it (to check it was that one peeping) and I saw a little crack UNDER the gg! Should I turn it the other way, so the pip is on top, or just leave it?
     
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope everyone isn't in bed, I'd rather know what to do or what not to do before it's too late [​IMG]
     
  3. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick will be okay.. I just caution you about handling the egg too much while the chick is hatching.. sit on your hands and just wait. That is the hardest part of incubating.

    Shelly
     
  4. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have had them pip upside down and still hatch okay just watch they will be all right. [​IMG]
     
  5. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.... I'm trusting you guys on this, cos I sure don't trust myself or my luck!
     
  6. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it has not hatched yet, I would put the egg on it's side.
     
  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pip hasn't gone through the membrane yet. It's just cracked the shell a bit. Is this normal or does it mean the membrane is too tough?
     
  8. StrayMagnet

    StrayMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm yet to be a "hatcher" but from what i've been reading.. Give it time.. do not open the incubator or you can cause the humidty to drop and the chick to shrinkwrap and not be able to get out and possibly die.

    I have been reading and reading these posts.. so i can learn all I can. I"m not a patient person trust me.. I'm someone who when I do something I want results fast, so this will be a hard venture for me. but i'm willing to embark on it,

    just sit on them hands. and waite.

    I want to try to buld a incubator out of a fish tank.. so I can have a 100 Degree view. so My PEEKING will not be a issue.. . but i'm het to fin dout if it's possible.. I have a tank.. and it could double as the brooder as soon as everone is born... till their big enough to go out with my current chicks who were hatched with a broody.
    (if your new check my intro thread on that.. it's a intresting story)
     
  9. RSFChicks

    RSFChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea that happens occassionally and they seem to do fine. However I have a rule of thumb that if the egg doesnt hatch after pipping within 18 hrs then I help it out and have always had good luck with this. You have to be careful and remove the shell slowly and if even the slightest amount of blood stop for a bit. Of course opening the incubator lets the humidity drop so that can create a big problem in itself because then the other eggs may not hatch. I had to help 3 out of my last hatch of 32 and they are doing great.

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  10. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I nudged it over a bit with my poking stick. All's going swimmingly! It's zipping and shouldn't be much longer!! Oh me oh my I've never been a mum before, only ever grandmum to my furry/scaley friends!
     

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