What if it pips low in the carton?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by needmorechickens!, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    [​IMG] I have one bantam egg that has pipped pretty low in the carton (using carton method). Question is...do I need to take it out and lay it on the side or do I leave it? What if it can't pip against the edge of the carton? [​IMG]

    ~Rebecca
     
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    I would remove it so it does not drown
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    If it has pipped so low that it is up against the carton, I'd go ahead and take it out. The only issue is that the chick has gotten into hatching position with the egg upright and to lay it on it's side may interfere with hatching. I guess if they roll around in nests with broody hens, it should be ok to change it's position now!!
     
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    [​IMG] Well now the chick that has hatched has knocked the egg out of the carton!! The pipped area is face down! What am I gonna do now? [​IMG] Even if I put it back this little chick may tip it over again.

    ~Rebecca
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Turn it so the pip is up - quickly!!!
     
  6. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would bunch up a soft paper towel, put in the bator and put the egg on it pip up so it can't roll
     
  7. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    ooh good idea, i'll do that
    ~Rebecca
     
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    It might be a good idea to take the other chick out as long as you are going to be opening the incubator anyway to make sure the egg is stable and doesnt roll...
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Well, did it hatch?
     

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