Low pip - should I turn the egg **Pic**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    This one pipped way at the bottom and I can't tell if the chick is upside down or not. Most likely got turned when others were hatching. Do I leave it or turn it upside down so the pip is at the top?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can leave it, it's fine.
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    That looks like the large end from the angle of the photo. I'd leave it right where it is and let it hatch from there. Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Oh thank goodness - this one was a surprise!! Already had 29 out of 41 hatch with one other still pipping from yesterday. Was about to give up hope on the rest of the eggs!!!
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Be sure to hold them to your ear and listen for sounds. Sometimes you'll only hear a little scratching noise...no peeping. The egg should also be much lighter feeling when the chick nears hatching.
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
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    Will-do. Thank you for the advice!
     

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