Chick's pip hole isn't that good Help!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPerson, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. ChickenPerson

    ChickenPerson In the Brooder

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    Hi so today I saw a pip crack. Later on the shell piece was higher off the egg. Good so far. My problem is that the shell piece is covering the pip hole because it pipped at the top of the egg.The chick sounds very weak. I think its not getting enough oxygen. Should I take the shell piece off. Please help!!
     
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  2. TheLittleFarm18

    TheLittleFarm18 Songster

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    If it's making noise it's breathing. I vote give it more time and keep the lid closed :fl
     
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  3. ChickenPerson

    ChickenPerson In the Brooder

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    I think I'm going to take the shell piece off, the humidity is low anyway. Should I?
     
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  4. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Addict

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    Welcome to BYC! :frow
    Can you post a pic? :fl
     
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  5. TheLittleFarm18

    TheLittleFarm18 Songster

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    How long has it been pipped?
     
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  6. ChickenPerson

    ChickenPerson In the Brooder

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    6 hours Should I?
     
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  7. TheLittleFarm18

    TheLittleFarm18 Songster

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    I had a chick last hatch that took 22 hours to hatchi after pip, it was torture watching and waiting
     
  8. 9chickenwhisperer

    9chickenwhisperer Chirping

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    Leave it! If you’re really concerned try and take the piece off without opening the lid! A pip doesn’t need to be very big at all to hatch. Sometimes they are so small you can’t even see them!
     
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  9. ChickenPerson

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    what happens if the humidity gets too low and if i did the shell thing would the membrane dry out or shrink wrap
     
  10. 9chickenwhisperer

    9chickenwhisperer Chirping

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    What’s the humidity at?
     

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