HELP! chick doesn't know it's supposed to hatch at the OTHER end

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilbreeches, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Delight, AR
    ok so i have a little maran chick that has pipped at the wrong end!!!!!! [​IMG] it's little beak it sticking out and it is still alive. will it be ok? should i do anything?

    ***FYI [​IMG] ***when they were incubating, they were in the racks of the auto turner, small end down. then on day 18 they went into the hatcher on their side.
  2. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    If it's beak is sticking out, it can breath, so it should be fine. But what do I know? I just lost half of my hatch. Hope someone else can give you better advice.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If it's beak is out, be certain that you don't open the bator and that humidity is up so it can slide around in there enough to zip.

    Good luck.
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    it will be fine, i've had plenty of confused little chicks choose the wring end. good luck [​IMG]

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