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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jesus freak, Sep 23, 2011.
When a chick pips what end of the egg should it pip on?
If set the way it is supposed to (either broody hen method or rounded-end up in the 'bator), the chick will pip at the rounded end of the egg. The albumen stays at the pointy end, the air cell forms at the rounded one.
Yup, it should pip at the fat end. But depending on how the egg has been sitting and where exactly the air cell is and how much wriggling into position the chick has done, a correct fat end pip might actually be as far as half way down the side of the egg. So don't worry if you see pips that aren't bang on top of the fat end!