pipping at the small end?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by artsyrobin, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    hey guys, this poor little EE chick is trying to hatch out of the small end... what is the deal with these ee's? Should i give him overnite? or go ahead and 'help' which i hate doing?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Make sure that the pip and small end are pointed upwards. I have had many chicks get 'turned around' and pip/hatch from the small end.
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    ok, thanks! its weird- for some reason its the EE's that do this... the others hatch by the book...:)
     
  4. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last two hatches I've had (both were wyandottes), there's been several eggs that pipped at the small end. The first hatch was shipped and had weird air cells, so I attributed it to that. The second hatch was local eggs, so it threw that theory out of the water.

    Anyway, they hatched out fine.
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    thanks- these EE's our from my birds- the shipped eggs did fine... maybe they just like being different..[​IMG]
     

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