They're pipping wrong!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mangled, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. mangled

    mangled Songster


    37 white leghorn eggs, a day early and all the pips at the middle of the egg or the small end. We had one temp spike of 106 five days ago. We've had temp spikes in the past but I've never seen them all pip wrong. This is hatch 27 out of my old LG. Never had a problem like this before. Will they hatch all right?

    Looks like it's gonna be a LONG night. [​IMG]

  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Oh Im sorry! I dont think high temps would cause that [​IMG]
    How did they do?
  3. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    I've had chicks pip in almost EVERY location POSSIBLE and still make it. Keep an eye on it, and see how it goes.

    Any updates?
  4. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Chehalis, WA
  5. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    If your humidity ran a little high during incubation, the chicks can be a little larger than usual in the shell... this will cause their head position to fall more toward the center of the egg... in my experience, the bigger ones will pip, then start the zip, then power pop the top off of the egg! Sometimes you might have to help some of the "fatties" out... [​IMG] But most of the time, they can handle it! [​IMG]
  6. CrazyWestTexasFarmGirl

    CrazyWestTexasFarmGirl In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2010
    West Texas
    My EE that lays blue eggs... ALL of her eggs have hatched like that. Hatch rate is real low for her too... drives me crazy as I really want babies from her... grrr....
  7. mangled

    mangled Songster

    As of this morning, we've got almost every egg pipped, there's a lot of tapping and chirping, but no one is out yet.

    I'm at the Drs now, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there will be babies out when I get home.

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  8. MelissaA

    MelissaA Songster

    Dec 7, 2009
    Gaston, OR
    My last hatch was 2 wks ago- all 14 pipped in the middle on the top or the small end- all survived, although I had to help one out.
  9. mangled

    mangled Songster

    I got babies. [​IMG]

    Three out and tons zipping. A ton of pips, too!

  10. tomato lady

    tomato lady Songster

    May 18, 2009
    Eatonville, WA
    Congratulations! Hope the rest of the hatch goes well.

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