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AAAAAHHHHHHH.....what can i do to help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rooster brandon., Jan 24, 2011.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I noticed my rouen duck egg has a hole at the wrong end ( i think) last night i said its fine he has air but now its just a big hole...Well the shell has fallen off but the membrane is still on and you can see his bill i am keeping the humidity up but do i need to help he has made the hole a little bigger im stumped........Please help........
     
  2. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slow day uh.
     
  3. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hes having a hard time i think its the membrane itse dry what do i do the membrane is white he has broke the shell but not the membrane besides a little hole should i peel some membrane off .....OMG.....please help....
     
  4. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    Try wetting the membrane, not too much, but enough to make it pliable. Also, stop opening the incubator. It'll do this too all the eggs.


    This is just what I've gathered from reading on here though. [​IMG]
     
  5. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would i wet the membrane ,oh and i have only have opened the bator once to put water in.
     
  6. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    I read a thread about someone doing that today...Hold on, I'll look for it.
     
  7. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try wrapping a damp/warm cloth around the egg for a couple of minutes so it can suck up some moisture....being carefull to let it breath as well. Take a wet Q-Tip and gently touch that membrane till it soaks up some moisture. Put a warm dripping wet face cloth into that bator as well. You need to raise that humidity up really fast.
    Problem is opening up the bator isn't good for the remaining eggs so your between a rock & a hard place.
    Good luck.
     
  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the bill should poke out the big end of the egg where the air sac is, if that helps at all...
     
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    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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