Quick Question Pip'd In The Middle Of The Egg Not Top

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by organicfoltzfamilyfarm, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first egg decided to pip in the center of the egg.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes, they generally pip more on the side of the egg, not the top.
     
  3. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    I noticed that too...mine hatched out fine though. I was really sweating it for awhile, thinking I had breech chickens! [​IMG]
     
  5. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it has just been hanging out of the giant pip hole. He/she has been in there since 4:44 [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It can take them well over 24 hours to completely hatch. It's hard work and it's not unusual for them to work at it awhile and then take a break.
     
  7. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I knew that. I'm just wanting them to hatch. They are peeping like crazy.

    I just don't want to go to bed and then one hatch and I missed the whole dang thing!
     
  8. organicfoltzfamilyfarm

    organicfoltzfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was breech and passed on. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chic Chick

    Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks will usually pip closer to the middle of the egg because of the position their head is in when they are folded up inside the egg. It is perfectly normal, and they do not need any help to zip and hatch. Do not open the incubator because loss of humidity does cause chicks to die after pipping, and trying to help them out of the egg could cause bleeding and other problems with the yolk not being absorbed totally and could cause the chicks to die also.
    If this is your first time incubating and hatching it is so exciting and you want them to all be fluffy and chirping and you think you're helping them hatch but sit on your hands! - be patient and they will hatch just fine on their own. Good luck!
     
  10. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry it didn't make it. How are the other peeps?
     

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