Chick zipping question-normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Writerchick324, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Writerchick324

    Writerchick324 In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2015
    Have brinsea 20 advanced with hygrometer. Woke up to day 21 and a chick like below. Humidity has stayed a constant 65% the membrane inside looks a little white and not wet. Does this look like normal zipping? Just a big hole? I'm worried the chick is stuck and not getting anywhere or can't move and that's why there is a hole instead of a zip.


    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Sometimes they do just make the pip hole bigger before they start to zip so I would not be worried yet. They can be externally pipped for up to 24 hours before starting the zip process.
    How long has the chick been like this? Is it still peeping and moving?

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