Day 20 And we have a pip!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CountryMousette, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. CountryMousette

    CountryMousette Out Of The Brooder

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    So so excited!! She/he is singing their little heart out! <3

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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    She's right in the middle of the egg isn't she?? Little bugger. Because she hasn't pipped into the air cell do not be surprised when it takes her extra long to start the zipping proccess. From pip to zip in a normal pip (into the air cell first, it can take up to 24 hours,) in a malepositioned pipper, it can take longer because they have skipped the internal pip into the air cell where they usually rest and strengthen while finishing yolk absorbtion and veins recending. So just keep an eye on the membrane and watch for it drying out. Usually they do fine all by themselves it just takes them (what seems like) longer. Congrats on the action!
     
  3. CountryMousette

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    Thank you im so excited!! This is one of the eggs that I couldn't see through at all the whole incubation period, and here it is, the first to pip! I cannot wait to see who makes an appearance!
     
  4. CountryMousette

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    Ok soooooo, she / he hasnt pipped the air cell, it's pipped the wrong spot. What do I do? cross fingers and toes and hope she figures it out by morning? She's still chirping.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    If she's chirping, it means she has air in there. Good sign. Sit on your hands.
     
  6. CountryMousette

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    Thank you!! Do you think she will figure out where she needs to go? Silly lil chick!!!
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Chances are as long as she's not in a twisted position she will make it out just fine, it will just take longer more than likely.
     
  8. CountryMousette

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    Will it zip where it piped? or will it reposition and try again in the right spot ( in the air cell ) ?
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

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    Normally they will zip from where they pip, though I have read a couple instances where they repositioned first.
     
  10. CountryMousette

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    Update: Zero progress but she chirped all night, I figured something was wrong and took and executive decision and glad I did. Her head was stuck under her wing stuck under her foot. I've helped her as much as I plan on helping the rest is up to her now and mother nature. She's starting to help herself and has disloged her head and wing like a normal hatch is supposed to go. I have fingers crossed that she is going to make it. But WOW assisting a hatch.... Not for the nervous!!.

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