Good pip or should I worry

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newchics, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this little chick safe where he pipped? I can hear it chirping away. I don't want it to die

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That pip is not exactly where you want it to be, but the chick may still be okay. Chicks should ideally pip in the large end of the egg, instead of closer to the middle as this chick has done.This chick may have a harder time maneuvering inside the egg and zipping. However, I have had several poor pips (including some all the way at the small end) and the chicks have made it out fine. I'd just wait and see. It may need help zipping fully.
     
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  3. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just pipped less than an hour ago. I'm headed to bed so when should worry about helping it? How would I help?

    There are several other leghorns in with this little guy. My daughter has been trying to get these chickens for sometime and if anything happened to them I would just die. I'm such a worry wart.
     
  4. SkyeAus

    SkyeAus Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one pip in around the same spot a couple days ago. It was out within 4 hours, maybe give it until morning? There is lots of info on assisted hatches in the forum. I've got on that's piped at the narrow end of the egg now, waiting a few hours to see
     
  5. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :hugs ! Gmorning hows that lil one?? Have you read Sally's guide to assisted hatching? Just in case to be fully prepared i reccomend that you do so now. Following her directions really helps. I have a interbred clutch of duck eggs, and 5(!) were malpositioned assists that lived. That being said; Sally's advice on that guide is priceless and you may Need the info. Those assists were Nerve Racking! Good luck to you! :fl
     
  6. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning and thank you for asking. We have 4 that have pipped and only one pipped close to fat end on top side. They were peeping away this morning before I left for work. I haven't touched them. I'll be back home in a bit to check on them. I can't find the assist guide you mentioned but, I'm working from my phone and its hard to find or search on it. Does anyone have a link I could possibly get to it?

    Thanks and I'll post pics in awhile
     
  7. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It made it out. Looks totally lethargic but breathing. Looks like a cord or something is still attached but keeping an eye one it and the egg it moved. It to is one that pipped in the wrong place. Hopefully it gets out this afternoon. It's on its side now
     
  9. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :celebrate hlad you have a hatcher!

    You can clip that lil cord. Do Not Pull It Ever, you might pull out something you dont wanna know :( you seem to be very patient :) that will help you :)
     
  10. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ty I've heard it so many time "patience" so I trusted everyone's help and it worked. So glad I have this aire. Everyone is so polite and helpful. I'll post pics of others when they hatch but this is the little baby. I'll wait ril later to see how it does. After I get back from school bus route
     
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