advice needed on pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kat, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. kat

    kat Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 16, 2008
    barnsley. england
    hi all, i have 8 duck eggs they on day 29. i think 3 have internally pipped but not sure. how do you tell and how long should they take before external pipping? any advice would be greatfull
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    if you look closely you can see a / mark which looks like a little crack. Kinda like a hairline crack
     
  3. kat

    kat Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you tell with internal piping
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    You can hear them pipping at the shell. What I do is put my ear next to the bator and listen carefully. Also check for rocking [​IMG]
     

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