Pip on smaller end of egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chknaddict, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. chknaddict

    chknaddict In the Brooder

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    We're at the end of day 19 and I just found a pipped egg about an hour ago. It's toward the small end of the egg, though...should I be worried. I've had zero success with my last two hatches (hatched one batch successfully before that). We just have a LG forced air incubator and had trouble with temps, so for this round I tried the thermometer in the water wiggler method. Temps seem to be running 100.5 in the day and 98.5 at night (due to our house being cooler at night, I guess) but I can't seem to get them exact so finally gave up and left them at that rather than constantly fiddling with it.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chirping

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    I'm not sure how worried you need to be about the pip at the small end. [​IMG]

    I wouldn't be too stressed about the temperature swings, though. A constant temperature *would* be best, but as humans have diurnal changes in temperature, I'm betting a broody hen might as well. (Even the pressure in a water well changes from night to day!)

    There are enough things to worry about when hatching, here's hoping this hatch goes much better than the last! [​IMG]

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  3. chknaddict

    chknaddict In the Brooder

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    Well, now we have 4 eggs pipped and 3 are on the smaller end. [​IMG]
     
  4. pkw

    pkw Songster

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    I am on day 19 also and I think I have a pip on one of my eggs. From the angle I am looking at it seems that way. We will see. When I candled yesterday it didn't seem like there was movement in a lot of my eggs but they are dark inside so I just left them in there in case they hatch. I started out with more eggs in my incubator than what there is in there right now. A lot of infertile eggs and quitters and a few rotten ones too. Good luck with your hatch.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2010
  5. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
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    I hatch many eggs that pip on the wrong end. At the time, I didnt know it had to be in the air sac so I thought it was normal. No worries!
     

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