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what is it supposed to look like?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi, im incubating mallard ducks and im
wondering, when they first pip what does the inside look and feel like?
post #2 of 7
I'm not sure what you mean. When they pip you can't really see much inside never mind feel it.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

my family keeps saying its alive, im not really sure.
post #4 of 7
Did someone assist? That's not what it normally looks like.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #5 of 7
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no, its just like that. maybe one of my family members did...
Edited by ducklinglove - 6/1/16 at 3:32pm
post #6 of 7
Check with them. That isn't normal. I'd be worried about the membrane drying out.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #7 of 7
The way ducklings hatch is to pip a small air hole with their egg tooth and then crack the shell all the way around the large end of the egg so it pops off like a cap. Your egg has definately been cracked by something other than the duckling inside. If you keep the membrane moist and there is movement you might still get it to hatch but if you are in doubt I am thinking it is probably dead. You can push on the duckling to see if it moves or if it is stiff.
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