External and internal duck pip

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  1. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When abouts do internal pip happen I'm at day 24 and lockdown is tommorow and just need advice on what to do when it comes to lock down and piping?thanks
     
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  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Internal pips should start after day 26. External pip around 27. That's approximate, since temperatures will have an effect on those dates.

    There isn't much to lock down other than watching and waiting. Up your humidity a bit and listen for peeping eggs.
     
  4. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I set the temperature to? Should I put wet towels under the eggs to help with the humidity?
     
  5. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's your humidity at now? And what did you have it at through the incubation?

    I drop my temps 1-2° for lock down.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Changing the temp is personal preferences, I never change mine and they do just fine... use sponges or tall cups to help up the humidity if needed, you want it to stay between 65%-75%... don't put wet towels against the eggs as that actually causes them to chill the eggs...

    And be prepared for a long wait, lol... they can take their sweet time for sure... rule of thumb is it can take 24hrs from internal pip to external pip, and another 24hrs from external pip until start of zip...
     
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  7. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my incubation temp at 37.5 degrees Celsius throughout?
     
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  8. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok well let the wait begin I guess Thankyou for the advice I will make sure to use a sponge instead
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Good luck! And your temp is good... :)
     
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  10. won023

    won023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] left the sponge in there and will not open until they hatch I guess anything else I should do like misting?
     

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