Two eggs pipped at day 18.5 wrong end

liljunie

Chirping
7 Years
Jan 1, 2013
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I am hatching my 5th set of silkie eggs. I am using a brinsea mini, very stable temps and humidity. Eggs were left for 24 hours after shipping (pointy side down). I have had excellent hatch rates using the Brinsea.

Yesterday afternoon; about 12 hours after lockdown day 18 I had two eggs side by side both from Blue pen pip on wrong end. Since I worked all day, I don't know exactly when they pipped. I gently removed a bit of shell (both chicks are chirping). I opened the hole a bit and got a spot of blood so stopped and put the back in the incubator on a damp cloth to increase humidity. A couple of hours later, removed a little more shell, again a spot of blood stopped and put them back. This morning I check them, still chirping removed more shell, got a blood spot and stopped. Now I am at work with my fingers crossed that they will hatch before I get home.

None of the other eggs (16 total) have pipped yet. It seems weird to me two pipped, early and on the wrong end!
 

fogandcopper

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 23, 2013
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9
71
They will pip where the airpocket isn't sometimes. They should be okay though a bit tired. Don't worry too much.
 

liljunie

Chirping
7 Years
Jan 1, 2013
358
9
93
It has been over 24 hours since the pip so I helped one out of the shell, there was a bit of blood so my fingers are crossed. The other one started to bleed when I moved the membrane, so I put it back. The yoke of the first one was completely absorbed. The rest of the hatch it starting to pip.

How long should I wait for the one that has been pipped for 24+hrs before helping again?
 

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