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pip at wrong end- anything I should do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dovecanyon, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my FCBM eggs has just pipped at the small end. Is there anything I should do? So far, the only thing I did was quickly reach in and kinda tip it up a little so the pip is up. Sure don't want to lose this expensive chick! Thanks!!!
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Keep a close watch on it. It's dangerous pipping at the small end. They usually die. I hope yours doesn't!!!
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I just had one hatch that pipped at the wrong end...I learned the hard way this year that if they don't hatch on their own, they weren't supposed to hatch at all, so I just left it alone, and it hatched on it's own, really pretty fast too! Good luck! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only egg out of 6 to hatch this year pipped on the small end also, I left it for 8 hours and after seeing no progress I started to help chip away the egg shell over the course of 3 hours she finally hatched aided by me and she's fine [​IMG] this was the first time I have had a chick pip at the wrong end too, wonder what causes it? the aircell was ok in this egg and the egg remained air cell up for the 18 days of incubation and then left on it's side for the remaining 3.
     
  5. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A while back, I had the first "wrong-end-pip" of my own. I hatch with the eggs in cartons, so I didn't even know about it until it was way too late for that peep. I just figure, "oh well, t'warnt meant to be."

    However, in all honesty, I have helped a few peeps hatch early on when they were having a hard time due to poor incubation method. Those were peeps that were meant to be, but had a hard time hatching due to my foul-up, so I helped a few and got some beautiful, healthy, expensive chickens out of it.
     
  6. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just had one hatch 2 days ago that was breech. She (he?) is doing fine but had a very difficult time getting out but made it [​IMG] Beautiful blue araucana
     
  7. chickluver:D

    chickluver:D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wait. if nothing happens or if it starts peeping/crying/squeking chipaway at the shell a bit so it can more air.
    good luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  8. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Any news on the chick??? [​IMG]
     
  9. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to help it just a little bit, but it is hatched and doing fine! It's funny that the other FBCM egg did the same thing. Both are up and around. Thanks everyone for helping me sit on my hands until the last minute!
     
  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    YAY!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] GOOD JOB!!!
     

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