where to pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Songster

    May 31, 2007
    I am on day 23, I have a little serama egg that moves and I hear peeping. I think I should pip it but I do not know where. All help appreciated.
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    You pip in the large end of the egg. Since you are hearing peeping, you should hopefully see it's little beak when you pip.

  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    First of all, when helping a chick out, SLOWER is better - go a little at the time, to give the chick time to absorb any yolk that may be left. I helped out some of my silkies on day 22 and I would go a little bit, then let it rest for an hour or two, then a little bit more of the shell.

    Pip VERY carefullly on the large end of the egg where the air cell is.

    use a small screwdriver or awl to carefully poke a hole, then use your fingernail or a pair of tweezers to pull away some of the shell. Stop if you find blood, put the egg back and let it rest a while for the blood vessels to retract. Work around the end of the shell like the chick would do when they 'pip&zip'

    Good luck!

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