Yet another help with pipping thread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tamara119, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm in the middle of my first hatch (araucanas, no less!) and one of the eggs is pipping and I'm a bit worried. One chick is out already. When I first looked in this morning I didn't see the second egg pipping, and then the chick steam rolled around the incubator and moved all the eggs around. A bit later I noticed a pip on the side of the second egg that is facing up. So, while it's possible the chick pipped straight up like that, it's more likely that it pipped and then got rolled. Also, a piece of the egg chipped off, and the membrane, though initially clear, is now white with a small hole. The chick is moving and chirping, but I'm wondering if I should remoisten the membrane every half hour or so or just leave it? Also, if this is not the position the egg was in when it pipped, will the chick have changed position and have to start a new pip or will it continue with the pip it's got? On the plus side, I suspect the egg got moved around more than once during the night, but the side that's up at the moment and which has the pip is the same side that has been up the whole lockdown.
    I'm probably just fretting for nothing, but I just want to be sure! Thanks!
     
  2. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question answered... the chick has made the pip bigger, starting to zip already perhaps? I hope so! It's been agonizing, I don't know how you seasoned hatchers do it. I'm such a ninny!
     
  3. midwest

    midwest Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sure everything will be fine. Just let nature take its course. Your description sounds like every hatch we have had.
     
  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    You sound just like I did when mine started pipping, lol!

    I will tell you, our very first chick took 26 hours to hatch after it pipped. :) I think your chickies will be a-okay!
     
  5. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the support, it's out now, and much faster than the first chick was! Hopefully the third will be be out by morning. Hooray!
     

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