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oh no!!! Chick pipped at the wrong end- is there any hope?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mothersin2ition, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first silkie out of this hatch pipped tonight- at the small end.....is there ANY chance it can survive???
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not ideal, but the three that I've had do it all made it. I think most of the danger is over once they've pipped externally and can breath the outside air. Happy hatching!! [​IMG]
     
  3. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :hugsoooh I hope my little guy/gal makes it. Thanks for responding
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Don't give up. There is always hope.
     
  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I kept hearing something in the bator and couldn't see any pips. Two days later I still heard it and pulled the eggs out of the cartons and sure enough one had pipped the wrong end of the egg, it wanted to live so I helped him out. He did great once he got out of that horrible old egg!
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's little wrong way doing this morning?
     
  7. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's still having trouble and is getting weaker, I'd consider helping the little guy out. Otherwise, I'd wait a bit and see if he's able to get out himself.

    My thoughts are along the lines of if he's able to do it, then let him get out by himself. If you're going to lose him if you don't intervene, then what harm are you going to do? [​IMG] I actually cleared the pip hole so the chick could breathe and get out by himself. If the chick is having a really difficult time, that's when I would intervene. I know that's controversial, but that's what I would do. As usual, YMMV.[​IMG]
     
  8. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this morning, he had pipped again, about 1/2" down from where he origonally pipped! Lol. He's alive and chirping away inside. I peeled a little bit of the shell away and moistened the membrane a little. At this point, Im going to give him/her another day before I intervene. Im not sure I can help right now because there was a tiny bit of blood where he re-pipped so I know the blood isnt all the way absorbed yet.
    On a good note, I have another one who pipped this morning [​IMG]. I'll keep you all posted!
     

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