Has this happened to you? - Early pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by snugglepup, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    We were moving the eggs out of the turner tonight, since they are due to hatch on Sunday... and I noticed one had pipped already. At first I thought I had cracked one in moving it, there is a definite punched out triangle of shell... but closer to the narrow end of the egg. I'm freaked out. I couldn't hear any peeping, I hope he's still ok.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sometimes they accidentally pip early. Don't worry too much now and expect them to all hatch the same day.

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