strange hatching questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momofchicks, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Songster

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    Okay, I didn't see my first chick zip the egg. But when he was hatching it looked like his head was down and he was pushing with the back of his head. Today, I have a new chick zipping. It looks like he is using his beak to zip the egg. So does it rearrange itself after zipping so that it can push out? I guess I imagined once it zipped it would just stick it's head out, but it didn't, it pushed the egg apart for over an hour and finally lifted it's head after the egg was far apart. How amazing it is to see all of this. [​IMG]
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    Think circus contoranists , lol there heads are down and bent at funky angles to zipp around the egg then they can push up with there heads and come out
     
  3. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    What you saw is correct. How they ever manage to zip with their heads tucked down like that I will never know!
     

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