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pipping underneath egg question, please help

Discussion in 'Geese' started by bigbird, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a goose egg that is pipping under the egg. I'm worried it will suffocate. Should I turn it, or is this ok? Thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    It will probably be OK. However, if you can turn it without shrink wrapping it, do so.
     
  3. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would you suggest I do that? Other that lifting the lid and turning it, I don't know what else to do. Thanks
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Can you stick a wire (perhaps a bent wire) through the air hole and move it?
     
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  5. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. It is a Rcom20, and a coat hanger is too think, and anything smaller that that wont stay hard enough to do anything.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Sorry, that's all that comes to mind.
     
  7. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are worried about losing humidity from opening it get a spray bottle and fill it with warm water, open re-position the egg, spray a few pumps of mist into the incubator and close it back up...

    If it's pipped on the wrong end, you can use a toilet or paper towel tube to make sure the pip is top dead center and upright...

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  8. bigbird

    bigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's brilliant! Thank you!
     
  9. tkessock

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    Im on day 24 of incubation (mallards)..tomorrow would have been lockdown but when I went to turn the this morning one had pipped on the bottom. I put it right back and shut the lid. Should I have turned it so that the pip is on the upside?
     
  10. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    I generally rotate them upward so I can better observe zip progress, but it's not necessary if the pip is on the air cell side of the egg... I's much more critical to turn it upright if it's pipped on the wrong side were there is no air cell, but even then many hatch perfectly fine with no intervention...
     

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