Pip on wrong end of egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wildsky, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Is a pip on the small side of the egg a death sentance?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Nope. I have had that problem with a few chicks and they came out just fine! Good luck!
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    No, just watch and make sure they have enough room to wiggle free.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    She's made a pretty good size hole, but all I see (all day) is her little beak come out the same hole, she's not making any progress...... [​IMG]
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It can take up to 24 hours ......she has to rest, its hard work!!
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I had one that made it out fine.
     
  7. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I lost a few cochins that pipped on the wrong end. I waited too long to help. Just watch closely. The big breed chicks often can't turn in the narrow end to get all the way out and exhaust themselves....

    Good luck !!

    Julie
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Thanks Julie - its a small breed - Arucana
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I had to intervene.

    Once the little one gets up on her feet and I can get a picture - I'll post a long - full of pic's thread.
     
  10. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    If you had to intervene because it has been in there a long time AND it was on the small end it could have trouble walking. Their legs can tend to bend kinda crazy so watch and make sure her feet are not turned under.
     

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