Pipped in wrong place

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dak, May 11, 2010.

  1. dak

    dak geek dvm

    Mar 21, 2010
    One of my Ameraucana eggs has pipped approx 2/3'd of the way down the egg this morning at 6am. It is still alive and not making any progress. I know it can take 24 hrs from pip to zip, but if this chick is malpositioned is it more likely to require assistance???? dak [​IMG]

  2. ritzzy

    ritzzy Songster

    Apr 24, 2010
    Crystal Lake IL
    I had two chicks hatch from the bottom last night. One of course, didn't make it because it was hand hatched, but the other got out just fine, on its own. I think as long as it has pipped there, it should be fine. I would leave it for a while, my one chick took a good 30 hours from pip to hatch.

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