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Internal pipping question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheDuckCrew, May 2, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    So i'm incubating 14 pekin eggs and i only have about a week left. i heard you are suppossed to stop turning and raise the humidity 3 days before hatch day, but i hear people saying that they could see their chick/duckling internally pip, which means they candled right? which means they opened the bator. so when does the internal pip occur? should i stop turning once i see an egg that has internally pipped? sorry for all the questions, but i thought i had this down, but now i'm confused. thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    anyone??
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  3. eminator

    eminator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 duck eggs, and I have seen a lot of action in one (so yes, I candled), and I am interested in seeing a response to this. I quit turning, because they are supposed to hatch tomorrow.
     
  4. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candle the last day when i stop turning, then I don't open the incubator until they hatch [​IMG]
     
  5. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about the internal pip. It takes more experience than most have to see (and understand) what is going on in anything other than a white and relatively thin shelled egg. Just go with your original plan and you should be fine.

    Jim
     
  6. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops! forgot to answer your question. The internal pip is when the chick pierces the membrane into the air cell. It then begins to breath air.

    Jim
     

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