Pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Twinsoffaith, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Twinsoffaith

    Twinsoffaith Out Of The Brooder

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    can anyone describe what an internal pip looks like so I know when it happens. Thanks!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Well, you really shouldn't know when it happens (unless you hear the chick chirping inside the egg) because you need to candle to see it and during lockdown/hatch that's taboo.....(unless your hatch is late and you are checking for viability) but SallySunshine has a good video on the assisted hatching page with a silkie that has internally pipped, here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching. The external pip is what you should be seeing and that is a crack/pushed out hole in the shell.
     
  3. Twinsoffaith

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    Thank you
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

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    You're welcome.
     

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