what happens to chick that pip on the pointy end !!!PIC!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jcfuente51, May 19, 2011.

  1. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the egg that was moving alot last night with no movemend that i can see today has pip but on the pointy end of the egg whats gonna happend?
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  2. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would he even be able to hatch??? [​IMG]
     
  3. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you may have to help but i think that is the side they are supposed to hatch from!
     
  4. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TayFray! :

    you may have to help but i think that is the side they are supposed to hatch from!

    I have 4 babys hatch already hey all piped on the fat side kind of in the midle but that one at the verry pointy side. its weird​
     
  5. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick is suppose to pip into the air sac.
    If the air sac is at the small end then your fine, it however is suppose to be at the large end not the small tip.
    You could candle to check where the air cell is to determine if you should even think of helping.
    If you need to assist a really good step through can be found here. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013
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    the minimum you need sterile water, q-tips to add moisture to the membrane and something like quick stop to stop any bleeding if you should run across a blood vessel that hasn't receded yet.
    You might be able to just clear a small bit of shell to ensure the chick can get oxygen and not drown and return it to the incubator to hatch on its own.
    If the chick hatches quickly often a breech hatching causes no problems and needs no interference.
    Good luck and I hope everything goes well for your little one.



    **disclaimer** I have no experience with artificial incubation of poultry. I have ten years of experience artificially incubating parrots and have had to assist on several eggs that otherwise would not have hatched if left to nature. Usually how much interference is giving is directly related to the value of the egg.
    Some believe a $1.00 chicken and a $1000 parrot should be treated differently. I always try to treat each life as if it was priceless so I tend to try to do as much as I can to ensure they all live. Not everyone does this and this should not in anyway be taken as a judgement of them by me.
     
  6. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:he has actually made a hole where the pip its all i see its black i know the baby its blk but no see beack but there its a hole yes...
     
  7. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i keep hearring him peacking at the egg... good news? maybe?
     
  8. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd say you probably have about a 1 in 3 chance of that baby hatching. =/ that seems to be about my odds. it definitely CAN happen, but more often, they drown because they're not in the air cell. you can try to help the baby hatch, but that's also risky, and you could do more harm than good.
     
  9. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes no matter what you do it doesn't work out. Its really hard when they hatch at the wrong end.
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that everything works out for you and your little guy.
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  10. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i helped him a bit i made the hole big enough so he could breath and also i zipped it with out breaking the membrane only the egg shelli could see him breathing and moving i didnt wanna help him all the way out becouse he may havenot absorbed the whole yolk so i will kepp him like that till tomorrow lets all hope he makes it till tomorrow.
     

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