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How long from pipping internally--update, two pipping!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cici_p, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    I am just wondering, not panicking.
    Last night candled all of my duck eggs (they were on day 24). Most of them looked like they were pecking at the membrane towards the air cell. One looked like it had broken through and pecked at the light! I could hear this one peeping and tapping against the shell.
    I went ahead and laid all the eggs on their side in preparation to hatch, making sure the ones I could see pecking were face up.
    I am just curious now when I should see external pipping from the one that had internally pipped? I know it is still early for them to hatch, just kind of expected something this morning considering that the one was already peeping and pecking.
    This is exciting!
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009

  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I think it can very but around 24 hours Im not shure though , someone will know
  3. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    It sounds like they would go from one directly into the other or even at the same time. Once pipping, its pipping to get out![​IMG]
  4. jadell

    jadell In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2008
    North Carolina
    I had a couple of chicks that took almost 2 days to hatch out once they pipped. I worried about them the whole time!
  5. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Thanks everyone! I have one with several pips (working on zipping), one barely pipped, and one rocking. . .looks like they are on their way! Two days early!!!
    Of course when I peeked in the incubator I also immediately saw that my temperature had spiked to 102.5, so like an idiot instantly raised the lid to lower the temp. . .I ended up having to take out both vent plugs and open a window in the room, and now it is down to 101.3 (It usually sits at 100.5, so is still on the high side). I am not worried about the humidity because it never dropped below 65% (I have a homemade incubator made out of a large cooler, so the humidity holds pretty well), but I hope the temperature spike didn't hurt any. . .[​IMG]
    Send me your hatching vibes! Babies on the way!
  6. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Ok, one more is pipping now. . .Hopefully I will have babies when I wake up in the morning![​IMG]

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