do they always zip...

Dread Pirate Roberts

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I think that they do. Unless it's just a coincidence that every single one I've taken notice of has zipped counterclockwise.
 

tumra

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Quote:Im trying to remember how the eggs hatched in my incubator, though i think it was counter clockwise as well... will update you guys when my next batch gets through... so it may not be like water flowing down a drain pipe loco
 

AmyLynn2374

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As you can see, normal position is head tucked under right wing. It's easy to deduce why zipping to the right would be the norm.
 
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FlomatonsFlocks

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If they are in the correct hatching position yes. The position of the bird is why it zips to the right. If it zips in any other fashion, I would keep a close eye on it because it points to a malposition and can hinder progress.

My zipper stopped zipping. Is still alive. Maybe stuck to inside of shell? She's been like this for five hours!
 

AmyLynn2374

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My zipper stopped zipping. Is still alive. Maybe stuck to inside of shell? She's been like this for five hours!

Zipping should take a few minutes, not hours. A stalled zipper is usually a sign of a problem. Me, personally would finish the process for it, especially if it is zipping abnormally. You might find either a positional problem or a development/deformed issue.
 

FlomatonsFlocks

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Zipping should take a few minutes, not hours. A stalled zipper is usually a sign of a problem. Me, personally would finish the process for it, especially if it is zipping abnormally. You might find either a positional problem or a development/deformed issue.

Thank you very much. I tried turning the egg a bit so she can more easily zip but she doesn't seem to be able. I found information on here about helping zip so I think I'll try that. Fingers crossed.
 

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