HELP!!!! egg piped wrong end

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marlene, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg i need help, just watched 1 of my eggs pip at the wrong end what do i do??
    Please some 1 any 1 help me!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Im afraid that you will just have to leave it alone and let it try to figure it out. Helping will only hurt it.[​IMG]
     
  3. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible it can survive if its not in the air cell??
     
  4. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had that happen a bunch this year. Some made it out on their own, some didn't. I know a lot of people say to leave it alone, but I won't. I help it zip the rest of the way, VERY slowly, and then it kicks it's way out of the membrane. No sense letting a little one die needlessly, and I have never seen it make a difference as far as weaknessess.
     
  5. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do i assist it and how soon?
     
  6. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    assist it only if it's been in there for more than 48 hours. don't be upset if it dies after you help it. that's what happens sometimes [​IMG]
     
  7. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll wait about 24 hours, and if there is no progress, I get a paper towel, and wet it with warm water, get the egg and a pair of tweezers, and start to VERY CAREFULLY peel away the shell. It will come off in fragment, go VERY slowly, and if you even THINK you see blood, STOP. Put it back in the bator, and wait at least an hour. Repeat. i just make sure to be careful to not go thru any membrane, and keep it damp with warm wet towel. Keep the water out of it's face. I try to get about a half inch of shell off, and let it try a bit before helping more.
     
  8. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually have a breech baby in every hatch, and have never lost one for that reason. If its have pipped, is has air.
     
  9. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i never heard of a chick pipping at the worng end of an egg it will do fine
     
  10. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its pipped, it can breathe so it should be fine. [​IMG]
    You're lucky, my breach baby didn't break the shell, just the inner membrane so couldn't breathe. [​IMG]
     

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