- Apr 29, 2020
This guy is due to hatch 6/3 but today some of his siblings started to pip and I noticed his egg was dark in a lot of spots, and that usually means the duckling is dead inside, so I candled him and saw what I was expecting to see "Fluid in the air cell" but then I noticed he was still gasping inside his egg meaning he's still alive! I opened his air cell and cleared the membrane from his nostrils but there is a green-colored fluid all over the place in there? I used a Q-tip to get the fluid away from his face so he can breathe without inhaling it but he's still gasping. It looks like all of the veins in the air cell are gone, does that mean he's too far gone? Or is he ready to come out? is there any chance he will make it?