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Pipped but STUCK... Do I HELP?? ~PICS pg. 2~

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Echoes, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine that was due today broke through the egg a few hours ago. The things is that his beak broke through and never went back in. I havebeen observing for awhile now and what it looks like is he's trying to pull his beak back in so he can continue to peck at it from the inside. Should I get out my tweezers and chip off alittle for him to do that?
     
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  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Can you QUICKLY open the bator and tap his beak back in the shell?
     
  3. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure could. I have experienced open the bator while hatching and was very careful about it not to lose temp. or humidity.

    But the only thing I am afraid of is breaking his neck or something along those line.

    ..But was I right about him needing his beak on the inside in order to break out? Or is it not too big of a deal?
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yes, I would remove a little chip so he can do his job.-if you think he's stuck.
     
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  6. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm all with Chris--be quick and then let him finish it if he can. Good luck. Keep us updated on the hatch. [​IMG]
     
  7. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I'm going to go for it. Wish me luck!
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's only been a few hours i would live it alone. After they pip they will sit there for a while resting and absorbing the yolk sac. You want to wait at least 24 hours before being concerned. i have had many pip like that, beak out, resting, then burst into action, sometimes the next morning. You want to be careful about helping too soon because once you do you generally end up having to help them all the way out.
     
  9. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks airheart. I actually already did intervene. I tried pushing the beak in, but it just popped right bak out. So I chipped off a very tiny bit of the shell that was around his beak. So he's pretty much in the same situation.

    I read the first post in what lowcountrypoultry sent, and how to deal with this. I just concerned that the membrane is starting to turn a 'very very white' that it had mentioned.
     
  10. Echoes

    Echoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O, I forgot to mention he has pipping out of the small end.
     

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