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Is this a pip or something else? ~indent in the shell~

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xIndigoSkyx, May 13, 2011.

  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this little guy is supposed to hatch tomorrow or today or Sunday and I was looking thro the top and I saw a little crack/indent but I don't hear peeping or anything. Is it pipping and just being really silent or is It like a drop or knock mark. I don't know if one of my family member's bumped the box or not but if it is a knock mark will it live till the hatch with proper conditions or will it die right now?
     
  2. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it was a pip it would be indented outward... is the indent in or out?
     
  3. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In... Is this really bad!?
     
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    If its dented inwards then its been damaged at some point but the membrane maybe still intact. Is'nt this the egg you heard 'peeping' a day or so ago? If you have heard it vocalising then it will have INTERNALLY PIPPED. The next stage would be EXTERNAL PIPPING evidenced by a slight outward dent or crack.

    Perhaps you should do a final assessment of this egg using a candler and then place it in a high humidity incubator.

    If you read the link I've provided below then you will get more relevant information in more detail.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013

    I hope this helps you with your hatching.

    Pete;)
     
  5. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one internally piped and externally piped and the 2nd one is moving and whacking and the membrane is still intact I think in the next day or so I could have a set of fuzzy yellow duckling to accompany little Ehdo
     

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