Will Achick Pip From Yhr Small End Of The Egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by turningchicken, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chirping

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    You might remember I made the mistake of putting 4 eggs in the incubatoer 8 days after putting the first batch in. Hatched 4 out of 6 last week and after high humidity and not turning these 4 I thought they would die. Since I saw movement after the first hatch I lowered humidity and started turning again. Went into lockdown on Monday evening and 2 are pipped tonight. One is almost zipped, but one has pipped the small end and done nothing else for 3 hours. Is that normal?[​IMG]
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    Not normal exactly, but not uncommon either. I've had two do that and both hatched out fine.
     
  3. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chirping

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    Thanks...hope this one makes it. I feel bad to have put them through so much, but was ignorant to it when I did it.
     

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