Egg rolled over face down onto it's Pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by I'vegotchickenfever, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will it still be able to hatch? Do I need to do something The other hatched chicks keep rollin' them over.
     
  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it will be ok.
    Do not open the bator!
    Sounds like with all the activity of the other chicks it will probably be rolled again to another position.
    The pip facing down probably won't keep the little guy from zipping.
    Carolyn
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'vegotchickenfever :

    Will it still be able to hatch? Do I need to do something The other hatched chicks keep rollin' them over.

    This is the reason I started hatching in egg cartons. Most of the time they'll still be fine, but I've had them get stuck in that position. I wouldn't open the bator tho unless it's the only egg that's left to hatch.​
     
  4. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like with all the activity of the other chicks it will probably be rolled again to another position.

    yes, they have rolled up and then rolled it face down again. That's where they left it. I hate feeling so helpless:(
     
  5. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'vegotchickenfever :

    Sounds like with all the activity of the other chicks it will probably be rolled again to another position.

    yes, they have rolled up and then rolled it face down again. That's where they left it. I hate feeling so helpless:(

    Don't be, I bet it will be just fine. [​IMG]
    Carolyn​
     
  6. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it will be fine. With all of my past hatches, I have had them laying on their sides. They got knocked around by the other chicks too. They turned out OK.

    This current hatch, I have them in egg cartons. So far so good with the carton method as well.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This current hatch, I have them in egg cartons. So far so good with the carton method as well.

    Just recently heard about this. Maybe I'll do my homework and if we do this again, I'll have some options.

    Thanks Y'all​
     
  8. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did my last hatch using cartons and it worked well.
    Made clean up a bit easier, too.
    Carolyn
     

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