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Day 26 of incubation duck pip'd on wrong side

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I have 4 pekin eggs in the incubator 3 have pip'd but one has pip'd on the wrong side of the egg??? What to do?? Will it be okay?
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I have never hatched ducks but have to think that they are pretty similar chickens when they are hatching.  I have had a few pip the wrong end.  Some have hatched on their own, but some have not.  I would keep a close eye.  If it does not look like the duck is making any progress then you have to go with your gut.  If your gut tells you it needs help, it probably does.  If you have never assisted a hatch before, there are several videos that will give good directions.  You need to go very slow... it is a very slow process.  If there is any blood - STOP - put  the egg back and wait.  Just chip away little bits at a time with tweezers and keep the membranes moist.  Make sure that you are not assisting too soon though.  There is a lot going on while chicks are zipping  - absorbing yolk and blood vessels.  You do not want to help too soon.  If you do you can kill the chick. Good luck. :fl

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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post #4 of 5
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The first one is out and the one that piped on the wrong side is almost out
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Oh good!!

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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