Is the pipped hole always where you can see it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moorechicks, May 25, 2010.

  1. moorechicks

    moorechicks Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2010
    As many of you know this is my first hatch and I am one day 20 and on pins and needles [​IMG] So do they always or almost always pip on the top where you can see it or do they do the bottom and act like a ninja? [​IMG] [​IMG] This is driving me crazy and I am sure I am driving you all crazy [​IMG]
  2. gardenknitter

    gardenknitter Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    I just finished my first hatch. Most of mine pipped on the top. The one that pipped on the bottom also had to have help getting out. I hatched Guineas, and the initial pip looked like a tiny thin crack at first, some were barely noticible, and then it became an X or cross shaped crack, then they would start cracking around the egg and chunks of shell fell off as they hatched. I shined a flash light on mine through the incubator window to make seeing the pips easier. GOOD LUCK!!!! [​IMG]
  3. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes the pip *should* always be at the top. the waiting does suck I know

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