Pip on bottom

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 5fowl, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. 5fowl

    5fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got the first pip on our first incubation and it looks like it is malpositioned. I tried to take a pic but it is hard to see. The pip is opposite the air cell and facing the floor. It has been only 14 hrs so I'm not thinking about assisting her with the shell but wondered if I should at least rotate the egg so the pip us not facing the floor. Any advice?
     
  2. 5fowl

    5fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the pic[​IMG]
     
  3. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be inclined to just leave it for now, I've had chicks hatch from the bottom of the egg too and they were just fine :) Good luck!
     
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  4. n3kms

    n3kms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one two days ago that had pipped on the wrong end. Thought I would see how it was doing in the morning. Woke at 2:30 and it was running around the incubator.
     
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  5. 5fowl

    5fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have not touched it and it is still peeping every once in awhile and sounds pretty strong when it does, so here's hoping she is just taking her time and will be running around the bator soon!;) I:D really appreciate the responses in the meantime!:D
     
  6. 5fowl

    5fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She pipped right out tonight. By the look of her shell she was definately malpositioned. I guess we just got lucky, so glad I just left her alone!
     
  7. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well done! So glad she made it :D
     
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  8. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, congrats on the new addition! So glad she was able to hatch out without assistance, that's always best of course. :)
     
  9. 5fowl

    5fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! After watching them hatch I can't believe I was worried to even tilt the bator, they were rolling and pushing the other eggs about. And they hatched just fine!! Guess I was just a nervous 1st timer!!
     

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