Zipping downward

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brie6895, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So excited 2 hours ago my little chick started to zip!

    I'm noticing he is going down rather than to the side. Is this ok?

    I will post a pic the best I can the window has fuzz on it so it kind of hard to tell.
     
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    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

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    Try not to worry they don't always go in a straight line round the egg. How is it doing is making progress?
     
  4. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its been 3 hours and the past hour and a half it hasn't done much else. Here is a picture. I can see kinda a yellow greenish color on one side of the crack but I can't tell if that's just the gunk of the egg or the membrane drying out.
     
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  6. Yorkshire Coop

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    Have looked at your pic membrane still looks ok and white,your chick is probably resting you may find all of a sudden it will finish zipping very quickly all chicks do these things at different rates. I would read the assisted hatching post on here just incase you have to make the decision to help. I don't think 3 hours is too long they often make there pip hole bigger then rest before starting the full zip.:hugs
     
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    Ok thank you ill prolly wait until tonight to help maybe just slowly pull of the tiny pieces near the hole. M biggest concern would be taking it out and me holding it while doing so would dry out the shell.

    Would it harm it it I opened it and laid it on its side. Wouldn't that make it easier?
     

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