Pipping on underside of shell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quiltnchik, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Today is day 20 and I have one egg pipped (this is my first hatch). However, it has pipped on the underside of the shell (it pipped in the right end, just not on the upper part of the shell). Is this normal and will it be okay? I hear it peeping from time to time and see movement. I know y'all probably get tired of answering stupid newbie questions, so sorry if this has been asked a zillion times before (I searched and couldn't find anything)... [​IMG]
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    The egg should be fine. If you had other chicks hatched already-they'd be rolling the eggs around anyway.
  3. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Quote:Makes sense. Thanks for calming my "new mommy" nerves! [​IMG]
  4. Frieza

    Frieza In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2009
    As long as the beak is clear so it can breathe it will be fine.
  5. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    I guess I was worried for nothing. The baby has now zipped and there were four of us - me and my 3 adult kids - all plastered in front of the 'bator for a while! [​IMG]
  6. Grillo

    Grillo In the Brooder

    Jun 9, 2009
    Yeap, as long as they pip on the right side (the thick end) they┬┤ll be fine. I have also had several pip from the narrow end and they always get out fine too, at least so far. Good luck and congratulations.

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