upside down chick in egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by the simple life, May 30, 2008.

  1. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am in the middle of a hatch and one of the chicks has pipped a small hole and poked it's beak through. It is upside down and has been for several hours already. It was sticking its beak out and chirping but has quieted down. Its still moving its mouth and making some noise but I need to know if I just leave it like that indefinitely or at some point should I turn the egg and make him right side up.
     
  2. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are U hatching in an egg carton? How many eggs in the bator total?
     
  3. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes I am hatching in a carton. I have 40 eggs in there total, 3 hatched and 15 have pipped.
     
  4. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    ALL is well!!!!! [​IMG]
    My little upside down chickie is out, he did it all by himself. I watched it for hours and I finally went to bed for a while and when I got up and checked on them he was hatched.[​IMG]
     
  5. Joy1

    Joy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pleased to hear it.
     
  6. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    almost all of my chicks and ducklings are like that at least from what I can see. Its their head tucked under their wing and once its pipped enough, the neck pushes the egg shell top off and the head pops out from under that little wing. The wing usually has come out of the zip line first, so the head has more room to pop up after... hope that's not confusing. I don't think I've had any upside down chicks...it just looks like that when you see an upside down beak/bill.
    Lisa
     
  7. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Glad to hear the good news! [​IMG] Just goes to prove, sometimes its best to leave mother nature alone! [​IMG] Good luck with rest of the hatch. [​IMG]
     

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