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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dread Pirate Roberts, Mar 22, 2009.
neva thought about it before.
I think that they do. Unless it's just a coincidence that every single one I've taken notice of has zipped counterclockwise.
only in the northern hemisphere. in the southern hemisphere it is clockwise. ;P
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
I would really like the answer to this. I have one zipping clockwise.
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.
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.
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.
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.