Worried :/

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick1043, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Yesterday around 12:00 - 2:30 my egg pipped into the membrane. STILL hasn't pipped the shell. Is this normal? It's under a broody hen. Thanks
  2. kizanne

    kizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Tallahassee, FL
    is that afternoon or midnight another words has it been 24hours or 10 hours?

    up to 24 hours can be normal. Some people never intervene others do it they think they might be shrink wrapped. Search the term and read as there are some decisions to make and I can't explain all of it here. Most though let it take it's course. I've helped a few with varying success.
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    I has been around 14 - 15 hours. Still no pip..Getting worried. It looks oddly shaped in the egg....When I candled it I could see there was a very small crack, and I do mean very small. I will wait a full 24 hours for it to pip. I'm not one to intervene, but last year it saved one of my hens:)
  4. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2011
    When one of mine piped but didnt zip i opened the pip so at least it wont suffacate lol then it can take its time to zip lol
  5. birdymama

    birdymama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    If you have opened the pip it may dry out and not be able to complete the zipping process. Apparently the carbon dioxide helps 'motivate' the chick to pip. I have done this before and kicked myself over it. Not all of them survived. And of the ones that did there was a fair bit of bleeding and panic.

    It probably still has lots of veins around the membrane that it still needs to absorb. I would proceed with extreme caution only as a last resort.

    I am hoping you won't need this but, If you decide to help...


    Good luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Mine pipped!! Finally, after almost 24 hours it pipped! So excited!

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