normal to see blood/red where egg pipped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SevenWinds, May 15, 2009.

  1. SevenWinds

    SevenWinds Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2009
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    4 of 20 eggs are pipping on day 19. The first one to break through now has a red rim around on the lower end of the pipping site. Is that normal?

    this is a nail biter. So hard not to just keep looking!
  2. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    central Texas
    The red means it pipped through a vein. It could be bad, with the blood loss that this chick was supposed to absorb. It will make hatching a little messier.

    It could still be ok. I have a couple who have done that. I even had one pip the yolk...those ones do not survive.

    Good Luck!
  3. kare21162

    kare21162 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I too also had a chick today pip through a vein and he's out and doing fine!!!
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have also had some pip a vein and they have all done fine.

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