do they always zip...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dread Pirate Roberts, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
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    counterclockwise?

    just askin'

    neva thought about it before.

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  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
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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.
     
  3. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    only in the northern hemisphere. in the southern hemisphere it is clockwise. ;P
     
  4. tumra

    tumra Out Of The Brooder

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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 [​IMG]
     
  5. AshleyMarie17

    AshleyMarie17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would really like the answer to this. I have one zipping clockwise.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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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.
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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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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  8. AshleyMarie17

    AshleyMarie17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

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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.
     
  10. AshleyMarie17

    AshleyMarie17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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