Pip On the wrong end?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickiebabyfluff, May 14, 2011.

  1. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    I have a baby tht has pipped toward the bottom of the egg....do i need to be concerned about tht??
     
  2. Chickiebabyfluff

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    do i need to help this lil guy or wht???? [​IMG]
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, be concerned.

    What I do: Make the hole larger so you know the chick can breathe. Make sure you peel back all of the membranes around the chicks nose/nostrils. Leave it be for a while but check every so often and make sure it's still breathing ok. Don't rush opening the shell. Every hour or so after that, I chip away at the shell if the chick is making no progress. Very slowly do I help the chick out. You can't just go in and chip it out quickly. the blood vesssels need to slowly close off. It could bleed to death if the hatch is too fast.

    Be very careful you don't shrink wrap the chick by doing this.

    If you don't help it, it has a good chance of dying because the aircell is not in that end of the egg.
     
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  4. Chickiebabyfluff

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    Quote:ok so i should open the bator and take this one out and make the hole bigger?? i only have one other tht is pipping so it should be ok i really don't wanna shrink wrap anybody
     
  5. Chickiebabyfluff

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    Quote:ok so i should open the bator and take this one out and make the hole bigger?? i only have one other tht is pipping so it should be ok i really don't wanna shrink wrap anybody

    How will i know how not to shrink wrap any of the others??
     
  6. Chickiebabyfluff

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    It has zipped all the way around....
     
  7. Chickiebabyfluff

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    Its allllll good!! [​IMG] Silkiesue came to my rescue!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one do this at my first hatch every and I had to help it all the way out, It started to shrink wrap. I think that is the one that my 21 yr old son called retard. Now it is two weeks old and doing great.
     

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