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Not pipping in air sac

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kmfriend, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. kmfriend

    kmfriend Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing was happening so I checked my eggs. This one was facing down so I did not see the pip otherwise I would not have opened incubator. Not in air sac but membrane not broken. I tapped egg and heard chirping. Added water for humidity and a wet paper towel next to this egg. And I faced the pip up. Is this okay or should I face it down like it was? Any estimates on this chances of this chick? Others are not yet pipping. Certainly hope they do soon as I am leaving town in two days. I do have my daughter watching them for me but I want to watch!
     
  2. two j farm

    two j farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had this happen before most of the time the chick will get out without any help I like to put the pip up so the chick doesn't drown. Hope everything works out. Good luck!
     
  3. kmfriend

    kmfriend Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Now the time to wait is going to drive me nuts as I'm not known to have a lot of patience! However I do know I need to let it be. I appreciate your encouragement.
     
  4. kmfriend

    kmfriend Out Of The Brooder

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    It did not make it. When I opened it up to look, it did seem positioned correctly, however the yolk was not finished absorbing. I wonder if it would have made it had I made a small whole in the membrane for it to breath.
     

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