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How Do You Know/INTERNAL PIP?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1234duck, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Internal Pip is when their beak makes a hole in the Air Cell? So How do you know if there is an internal pip? Can you see something in the air cell at this point? Thanks ~Julie~
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Julie, you should be able to see movement up in the round end of the shell if it had internaly pipped.
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    To me it always looks like a fluttering shadow in the air cell. If you put the egg to your ear, you can sometimes hear them tapping if they've internally pipped.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    When you candle the egg- you can see the beak moving up and down in the aircell- and even see it hitting the shell. Sometimes they will even talk to you at that point if you peep at the egg. But by that tag they should be put into lockdown so that the humidity is good for when they externally pip so the membrane wont dry out.
     

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