Help with pipped egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Grillmaster33, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At around 6AM, before work I noticed a tiny crack in one of my ten good eggs.

    When I was home, by 3:30PM. That crack became a hole.

    I can see the little baby's beak and can tell that it is alive. However, no progress has been made and it is now 6:38PM.

    No other eggs have been pipped.

    Do I help this babe out? He's also pipped slightly away from the air sac

    Is this normal?

    Please help. I'm excited and anxious.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like it's doing fine. It could be out in the next hour, or it might take until tomorrow night. Be patient. Easier said than done, I know!
     
  3. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It died.
     
  4. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How? Do you know why?
     
  5. sharon72

    sharon72 New Egg

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    should we help or not? Sharon
     
  6. hotmessJess

    hotmessJess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry, Grillmaster! The call to help is always a really tough one. I've hit veins jumping the gun, so it really is a rock and a hard place! Honestly, there probably wasn't a great chance for the chick either way. It wasn't anything you did or didn't do, I'm sure. The cards just fold that way, sometimes.
     
  7. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea. In the afternoon, I could see his little beak moving about through the hole and by night, he was no longer moving.

    I still have 9 eggs in the 'bator'.... I'm afraid to open it to remove the little guy. What to do?!?!
     
  8. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are the other eggs pipped? If not then it's absolutely fine to open and remove the egg. If you do have lots of pips, it still should be fine to open for a sec and grab the egg out. But if you're struggling to keep humidity up then you could wait until one hatches and the humidity spikes up and then pull the egg.
     

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