Help!! Chick pipped on narrow end...opposite air pocket!

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  1. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that pipped on the wrong end last night. The air pocket is on the wide end, but it is trying to break out on narrow end. Has made no progress in 12 hours! Still chirping though...

    Should I help?? How do I do that??
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Relax. Pipped at the wrong end eggs can take longer to hatch. As long as the chick can breathe, there is absolutely no rush to get it out. If you try to help, you may nick a vessel in the membrane or worse, the yolk sac, if it hasn't finished absorbing. Most of the time, those eggs hatch just fine on their own.
     
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  3. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha Sorry. You would think this is my first time...far from it. I have just never had one that did this before. Kinda lost my mind for a moment. [​IMG]Thanks! I looked at it more closely (without removing the bator lid). It did break through the membrane completely, so it can get air.
     
  4. junebuggena

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    Chirping = oxygen in the lungs.
     
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  5. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's zipping! Sorry for my brief moment of insanity. [​IMG]
     

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