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Need Help with a call duckling in egg

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Hi all. I have a call duckling i have been candling the last few days that I swore was dead.  Everyone has pipped and started hatching and this guy has done nothing, no movement for days.  So tonight i decided to crack it to see what was going on. I broke it around the air sack and saw the baby is actually alive, but appears to be upside down. I have no idea what to do to help this little guy. I know if I do nothing he will sufficate, but finding his bill will be tough.  Can I remove the shell around the entire membrane to find it?  If I do that, what then?  This guy is obviously going to die if I do nothing, but I am afraid whatever I do will kill him, so anyone who has done this before, please chime in.  

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Upside down so you can see that the yolk is absorbed, right? Or not?

Look around the rest of the shell for a 'bruise' spot... might be trying to pip the other end...

I've had many a Call egg I was sure were goners hatch, and some were goners... I've learned to not give up too soon...
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