Pipping on the bottom of egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chase Family, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Chase Family

    Chase Family Out Of The Brooder

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    Well today is day 23 and this is our first hatch in the incubator. I am a little confused because most pictures that I have seen the chick pips the top of the egg. I have one egg and the pip is on top and another I see shell but can't see were it is pipping. Is it normal that a chick might pip on the bottom of the egg? Just really want to make sure this first hatch goes ok as the kids and I are very excited.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Some chicks pip in odd places on the egg. Or, its possible that it pipped on the top, but the egg rolled over and its now pipping on the bottom. I've had eggs that have done this (rolled over), and they've hatched fine.
     
  3. Chase Family

    Chase Family Out Of The Brooder

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    ok that makes me feel a little better. Any idea how long the pip to zip should be about? It has been over 3 hours and I have not seen anymore done on the egg with the bottom pip. The egg pipping on the top has gotten a little bigger and I see movement and it has only been about 1.5 hours.
     
  4. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read it can take up to 24 hours for them to finish after they pip. Hatching is hard work and the poor babes get worn out.
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Do not be alarmed if the pipping stops... the chicks do have resting time... it is perfectly natural for them to take a break now and again.
     
  6. Chase Family

    Chase Family Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks I will be patient and watch
     
  7. OrpObsessed

    OrpObsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did it go with the bottom pipper?
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    my last batch the chick pipped not near the air cell, but turned its self to finish the other way.
     
  9. OrpObsessed

    OrpObsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bottom pipper didn't make it :(
     
  10. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww. [​IMG] I'm so sorry to hear that. [​IMG]
     

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