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post #21 of 24
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Did the float test and it  sunk which I was confussed about, thought that's what unformed eggs did so I naughtily opened up the shell and found a little dead duck with all blood vessels absorbed and  yellow stuff all around it..... what would this be? it almost looked like the yolk. I feel really bad for this little guy. Could I have saved him if I intervened earlier?

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Did the float test and it  sunk which I was confussed about, thought that's what unformed eggs did so I naughtily opened up the shell and found a little dead duck with all blood vessels absorbed and  yellow stuff all around it..... what would this be? it almost looked like the yolk. I feel really bad for this little guy. Could I have saved him if I intervened earlier?

I don't think you could have saved him, sounds like the yolk sac ruptured nothing you could have done to keep that from happening.

 

Very sorry.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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post #23 of 24
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So it's just one of those things that happens....

 Oh well perhaps better luck next time, thanks for all you guys help.

post #24 of 24

Oh no, I'm so sorry he didn't make it. :/ But like Miss Lydia said, it sounds like a ruptured yolk sac. It just happens sometimes if they accidentally rip their yolk sac with their claws when they're moving around in there. Absolutely nothing you could do. 

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