Pipped Wrong End

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tgperg, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. tgperg

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

    560
    0
    121
    Jan 7, 2011
    Oklahoma City
    Three of my duck eggs have externally pipped now, but one pipped the wrong end. It punctured a small blood vessel it looks like because there is blood on the membrane. I'm not sure it's going to have room to turn around in the shell, but is there anything I can do? The incubator is at 99 and 80% relative humidity and the chick is peeping.

    [​IMG]

    Traci
     
  2. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    226
    0
    91
    Jun 3, 2011
    Henderson County, NC
    I had a baby chick do that last week. I ended up taking tweezers and CAREFULLY pipping the shell off, leaving only the membrane. I also held it in a wet warm cloth as I did so. He finally hatched after 2 days, and is as healthy as the rest. I don't know about a duck, but I would try it.
     
  3. tgperg

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

    560
    0
    121
    Jan 7, 2011
    Oklahoma City
    No point. It was pipping more, then it popped a bigger blood vessel and it died. It bled more, and just stopped breathing and died. I did an egg-topsy and it had pooped in its shell. Looks like it lost too much blood and had some pretty bad respiratory distress.

    Traci
     
  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    [​IMG]
     
  5. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

    622
    3
    119
    May 12, 2011
    Aw, poor baby. I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     
  6. tgperg

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

    560
    0
    121
    Jan 7, 2011
    Oklahoma City
    Thanks. [​IMG] The next one is doing much better. It's pipped the proper end and it's zipped almost all the way around the egg. Taking a little rest now, but still working on it.

    Traci
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by