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Duckling struggling to hatch

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I tried gently peeling of the shell but a little blood came from the membrane so I stopped, there is a large Hole in the side but the duckling won't try to get out, the broody hen sitting on it heptathlon pulling away the shell but hurting the chick what do I do?
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I tried gently peeling of the shell but a little blood came from the membrane so I stopped, there is a large Hole in the side but the duckling won't try to get out, the broody hen sitting on it heptathlon pulling away the shell but hurting the chick what do I do?

 

 

If there is blood it is not ready to hatch.

 

Leave it alone. it will hatch when it is ready, or it will not hatch ever, that is natural selection.

 

Peeling it out will not help at all.

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks I left him and he hatched last night
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Thanks I left him and he hatched last night

 

 

See the duck did not need a midwife after all!  Grats..:lau

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the advice he's doing well
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Thanks for the advice he's doing well

 

 

Your Welcome,,,BUT  please do not tell anyone I gave you advice that caused a Duckling to hatch. I have a reputation to maintain and as we all know there are too many ducks in this world already!

 

Have a good one.

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
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