pipped on side and bleeding

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rizq, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    I just checked my hatcher ... I had to open it up to add more water and noticed that one of the eggs pipped on the side (it is day 19) and there is a streak of dried blood running down the shell. Is this in any way normal? Is there any chance that this chick will live? Why did he pip on the side and not the top?

    They were put into the hatcher on the evening of the 17th day as I knew I wouldn't have time the morning of the 18th day (yesterday).

    They are in a still air hovabator (or LG, not really sure, it was bought used and it isn't marked), they water wiggler says 99.5, and the humidity was at 53% (which is why I added a bit of water to another trough to try to bring it up to about 60-65%).

    Am I doing something wrong? I didn't think they were supposed to bleed and thought they usually pipped on top. Also seems a tad early, or not?

    Thanks
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i dont know bout the blood sorry,,, but your not suppose to set them till after day 18,, the end of the day, their pose to be still on days 19,20,21.
    and i've had alot of mine pip on the side,, i dont think thats a problem.
    and there is blood inside the eggs, so MAYBE he just pip'd in the right place for a little to come out.
    others that have hatch more then me will be here soon ta help [​IMG]

    good luck.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Some blood can be completely normal. It all depends on the amount.
    A few drops from a side pip wouldn't worry me much.
     
  4. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    I didn't realize they were still supposed to turn on day 18 ... I thought they were supposed to be still day 18 onward so I moved them the evening of day 17 since I don't turn at night anyway. Oops ... I hope they are alright.

    I forgot to mention that I am using the egg carton method.

    Is their any way for me to check if the chick is still alive or is it best to just leave it be and give it time and cross my fingers? (I think I know the answer to that, but had to ask anyway).

    ETA: I'll just leave it alone and try not to worry about it too much, lol. Thanks guys :)
     
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  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    ya jus leave it,, some chicks take way over 24 hours from pip to zip [​IMG]
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    DON'T OPEN THE BATOR!!!!!!

    As it is your temps may have been too high since one is hatching early.

    Stopping turning a day early shouldn't hurt.
     
  7. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    Temps were a bit high to begin with, I had my thermometer misplaced. They were running about 101.5 in the forced air instead of 99.5. I just got the water wiggler a few days ago to help me regulate and now I have both forced air bator and still air hatcher running constant at 99.5. I wish had I found the ww sooner.

    Thanks for you help ... I'll let you know how they turn out [​IMG]

    ETA: I won't open it again! lol ... I didn't realize any had pipped (my windows are almost impossible to see through ... need new ones) when I opened it to add water or I would have used a straw or something to get it in. I didn't expect pipping until tomorrow. I'm such a noob, lol.
     
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  8. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had plenty pip on day 19, way ahead of the rest. If it is a tiny amount of blood, the baby may have pipped through a vein. This is going to be excruciating for you, I suspect, as I have had chicks take 30 or more hours to hatch after pipping. It is the hardest part of hatching. Just leave it, do not do anything. I have read far too many stories of folks who have helped a chick out, only to do more harm than good.

    I am around today and will check in if you need support, but will be gone tomorrow. I am sure others will check in to help you and hold your hand! Hang in there.[​IMG]
     
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  9. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Tennessee
    Thanks [​IMG] I think this is worse than waiting for my puppy to arrive! I at least knew she was okay and knew what to do with her!

    I guess I can try to pass the time by getting the brooder ready ... shouldn't be long now! [​IMG]
     
  10. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    so true!

    I made a mistake I said hatch on day 19, I meant PIP. Get the brooder ready! How many more do you have in your incubator?
     

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