Day 23 internal pip duck egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by won023, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. won023

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    im only on day 23 and this duck egg has internally pipped I’m quite certain will it survive?
     

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  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Is this a 26 day incubation species of duck?
    Are there more eggs in there?
    Sometimes things come early. I wouldn't worry but if this is the only one or others come early, your temps have likely been high throughout incubation.
    I may be wrong but air cell looks pretty big.
     
  3. won023

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    Hi. Thanks for the reply it’s one of my runner cross Magpie ducks I have a call set on the same day which hasn’t internally pipped yet
     
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    That sure is early for runners.
     
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    Yea I know day 23 internally pipping seems too much can you confirm if that’s an internal pip as in my opinion it is.
     
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    My eyes aren't that good to work from pictures. Is the air pocket clearly defined or does it have something causing the inner membrane to be erratic?
     
  7. won023

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    I see often the movement of jagged shadows so I’m presuming it’s an internal pip I know I’m supposed to wait but after 24hrs would a saftey hole hurt? Just in case?
     
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    I wouldn't do anything other than leave it in the closed incubator with humidity elevated and sit on your hands. You already know that it is way too early so leave it alone.
     
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    Ok will leave him and see I’ll treat like lockdown thanks
     
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    Update. It’s day 27 and still no external pip he’s made a large internal pip and is still alive.. he’s internally piped since day 23. I added a safety hole as I didn’t want air to run out but I’m concerned that he’s been internally pipped for this long with no external pip...
     

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