Is this an internal pip?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Eagle Flight Farm, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Eagle Flight Farm

    Eagle Flight Farm Songster

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    912E8EC5-A499-4707-A6D2-C75F348087A4.jpeg We are on day 24 of incubation of our 8 shipped Ancona duck eggs. I have been seeing the eggs move a bit for 2 days. Lockdown starts tomorrow evening. I briefly candled the most active eggs tonight and saw lots of movement inside the eggs. The aircells have really grown the last few days!

    This is our first incubation and I need your expertise and opinions. Is this an internal pip? Or just the duckling practicing to make an internal pip?

    We are excited! The eggs are due to hatch on Friday, but I’m wondering if I need to increase the humidity more and start lockdown a day early?

    Thank you!
     
  2. JaeG

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    It looks like it is pressing at the membrane. You'll see a definite beak shaped shadow once it has internally pipped. There's no harm increasing the humidity at this stage. The air cell on that one looks great. It's amazing how much they draw down once the chicks are gearing up to hatch. Good luck! Exciting! :ya
     
  3. Eagle Flight Farm

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    Thank you so much! I will up the humidity and go ahead and start lockdown a bit early.
    Thank you again! ;)
     
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    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    That's a great photo by the way. I have Button quail eggs due to hatch on Friday (same as yours) and 4 out of 12 were already doing what your egg is doing there. It's very cool to see!
     
  5. Eagle Flight Farm

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    Oh, I’m excited for you too! I hope you have wonderful hatching success with your tiny quail babies! :)
     
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    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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  7. Eagle Flight Farm

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    Does this look more like an internal pip?
    This was from today!



    I meant to start lockdown last evening, but had to help family members. Going into lockdown now. Humidity raised and ready for little ducklings to arrive soon!
     
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  8. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    :clap That's a little beak. :wee
     
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  9. Eagle Flight Farm

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    Thanks so much! Awesome!

    Do you see any little quail beaks on your end?
     
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