I think he may be slightly confused... *UPDATE* *Pictures Up!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ritzzy, May 14, 2010.

  1. ritzzy

    ritzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think he knows that the head is supposed to come out first! LOL!!

    Does this guy need some help? haha
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, I have some who always stick a foot out first, silly chicks. They intend to push on the shell, but sometimes miss the edge.
     
  3. Mama&thePeeps

    Mama&thePeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor baby!

    I had one recently who kicked at the shell and his foot came right out. Then he scrunched it up and tried again, this time kicking off the end.
     
  4. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] that looks pretty wierd!
     
  5. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Name him "Kicker."
     
  6. ritzzy

    ritzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHA He looks like a walking egg instead of a chick haha. The whole, "foot first" idea seems to be working for him because he is really pushing the end off the shell, and almost has it completely off!
     
  7. ritzzy

    ritzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha "Kicker" would certainly fit him! [​IMG]
     
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    "Legs" or "Walking Sticks"
     
  9. ritzzy

    ritzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be helping this guy? He's pushing against shell sometimes, but mostly kicking the air (haha) or is he fine and will get himself out?
     
  10. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is adorable! I would like to see a picture of that chick once it's all the way out.

    How long has he/she been like that? Are any other eggs pipped. If they are, I wouldn't open the incubator since I shrink wrapped a couple of chicks by doing that on my first hatch, while trying to help a chick that had pipped too high and couldn't make it out the small hole that he/she had made.

    Are you able to stick something through the vent hole (pencil or straw) to sort of poke the shell to make it move. That might help him to get in a better position to get out.
     

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