First to pip hasnt hatched??? But two others have?

Apriljc

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
198
1
101
My first chick to pip is just sitting in its egg nibbling on the same area--no turning to zip--meanwhile two have hatched that pipped after it. Thoughts?
 

sumi

Rest in Peace 1980-2020
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
39,154
25,579
1,302
It happens sometimes. One chick will take it's time while the others can't get out quick enough. I wouldn't worry until it's been 24 hours+ since it pipped. How long has it been now?
 

janeken

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 1, 2012
35
0
22
bedford virginia
I've had this happen to mine last year, it could be many things, just weak, humidity may be too low, or just is slow at breaking out! Best of Luck!!!!!
 

hollymh

*A Scrambled Egg*
10 Years
Feb 8, 2009
1,993
46
211
Texas
The first few times I hatched I had chicks do the same thing, after 24-hrs I helped them out, they almost always had something wrong with them to the point of either being culled or dying soon after. After that, I have kind of let nature do its thing since I dislike culling. I have had a few that just needed help but after the first experiences I just observe for the most part.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom