My chick is pipping upside down. Should I reach in and turn the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chichi56788, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, My chick has been chipping away at her egg for awhile. I just now relised why the zip wasnt getting any bigger. She is pipping out the bottom. She made a pretty big hole because there are pieces of egg below her egg in the incubator. Should I flip it over to its side so she can get out. She is peeping very loudly.
     
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    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help. She just keeps pecking away at the bottom and a can see a large piece that came off.
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    How long has she been pipping? It can take up to 24 hrs from pip to full zip.
     
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    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been about a day from the first pip. She was zipping on the side earlier than quit and has been working on the bottom for like 2 hrs.
     
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    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can see her trying to get out the bottom. She is peeping and rocking alot. Should I turn the egg just a bit? I just want her to be ok. [​IMG]
     

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