upside down pippin

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Firecracker, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Firecracker

    Firecracker Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2009
    Central VA
    Hi. I have a chick that has pipped, and I can see the beak. The chick is obviously upside down. I would think this would make it hard to get out. Should I roll the egg over? The chick pipped about 11 hours ago and not much progress. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
  2. 2 britts

    2 britts Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 26, 2011
    East Tn.
    On my last hatch about a week ago I had 2 that were upside down. I tried hatching with egg cartons so I was a little worried about them not being able to get out so I took them out of the carton and laid them on their sides. The chicks came out fine just took longer. One took almost 24 hours,I was really worried about that one fearing it would be shrink wrapped when I got up the next morning but was relieved to see a healthy chick instead. Good Luck!
  3. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    Everyone says wait which makes sense. If its pipped and its been pipped for a day, I just help them out.
  4. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Canaan Ny
    Quote:same here. I even helped/saved one that was 1/2 shrink wrapped after a long 24 hour hatch. I helped it out of it's shell, then took a paper towel with warm water and wet the shrink wrap. Came right off after about 5 minutes. I put her back in the bator, and she is healthy and strong.
    But to answer the op's question. I've had this a few times. It takes longer to hatch, but all works out in the end.
  5. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:I agree. By then the blood vessels in the membrane should be empty and it will be just fine. I have 'helped' dozens of chicks hatch without troubles.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The way they hold their heads....almost tucked up under their wing... when they're pipping they often look like they're upside down.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2011

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