DUCKLING HATCHING AT THE OTHER END, NOT ABSORBING YOLK FAST ENOUGH HELP!!!
It lived through the night. This morning it's been very lively, it starts peeping suddenly like it's excited then it pushes at the shell above it's head. I think it wants to hatch. I removed the make-shift band aid and most of the fluid that was back there seems drained (looking back now it wasn't yolk that was draining it was just regular fluid which I'm relived about). Is it safe to hatch the duckling? I can't tell how much yolk is left if any and I can't go by the veins since those disappeared a long time ago It seems like it really want to hatch. Is it telling me it's ready? Here's a pic of the area where it broke and you could see the yolk, does it look like it's safe for hatch? That orange nub is part of its leg.
The egg is marked when it pips, if it hasn't hatched within 24hrs the egg is peeled off.
We lost the duckling. She hatched out all on her own and had very little of her yolk left, like a little pink nub. She was kicked and peeping and seemed fine and healthy. I left her to dry off and rest and I came back about 20 mins later to check on her and she was dead. We were dumbfounded until I opened her mouth. There was this murky, white, sticky substance in her mouth which we think she must have chocked on. IT must have been something she threw up since there wasn't anything near her head for her to get at.