successful wrong end pipper

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tallyho, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. tallyho

    tallyho Songster

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    The baby who pipped at the pointy end hatched but it was close to a 30+ hour process. I took a look at the shell; she never broke into the airspace. That part of the membrane was completely intact. How the heck did she survive? It sure didn't look good and I was preparing myself for the worst. I am glad that I didn't mess with it. And she's super cute!

    She's probably going to give me a lot of trouble...doing things her way!

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  2. Kittymomma

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  3. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Songster

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    shes so cute!!!!
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  4. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Wow!!! That is ONE TOUGH CHICK!! I'd say she's going to be a survivor!

    She sure is cute!!
     
  5. Horsefly

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    Congrats on your chick! I've got a wrong end pipper right now that Im waiting on to hatch. It pipped around 11am yesterday morning and started to zip at 9 this morning. It's still stuck in it's shell now and Im having a really hard time keeping my hands off the bator. I want it to hatch so bad and it has half the shell zipped off so far. I wonder though if it is going to be able to get out? Because it pipped on the wrong end so it may be in a bad position to push out the rest of the way. How long did it take your chick to hatch after it started to zip?
     

  6. tallyho

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    Quote:It definitely took a several hours for her to zip, much longer than the others. It pipped and a small piece of shell came off but it looked like there was still dark membrane over it. It stayed like that for hours. I didn't see much movement for a day. Then heard peeping. I was tempted to help too early on but I have no idea what I am doing. I figured if she made it or didn't make it it was up to her. I would have felt worse had I intervened and caused more damage. I had to leave and my 11 yo was gave me the zipping updates by phone. Don't know what I would have done if I was present for the action. I got to see her push out but boy did she work at it. If yours is that far I think she'll figure it out.
     
  7. Seeing Silkies

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    [​IMG] Great Job
     
  8. Rozzie

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    She's a beauty!
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Tough chick you got there. [​IMG]

    I once had a chick who, don't ask how or why, ended up pipping and hatching out the wrong end of the egg. Well, actually, I hatched it out manually. . . It was slightly deformed though. I'm not sure why it was upside down in its egg, but if it weren't for me it would have been gone.

    Course, I might still have to cull it though. It runs around and acts great with the others, eats, drinks - But it has a huge bald patch of sagging skin near its vent and its left leg is splayed out to the side.
     

  10. tallyho

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    Does anyone know why they pip on the wrong end? Do they actually develop upside down in the egg or do they move themselves into a bad position? This egg was one of the average ones, size and shape. I used an auto-turner that rolls the eggs and always made sure the fat end was up. The airspace was in the right spot.
     

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