Blood at pip site on hatching duck egg...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mlward, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Tuscarora, NY
    ... I have 12 spotted australian eggs in lockdown and 6 have pipped so far today (today is hatch day). And I just noticed that 1 that had pipped earlier now has a spot of blood over the pip site. Should I be concerned? Or intervene in any way? It appears to still be moving, but I have a fear (possibly irrational) that the egg could be filling with blood and/or interfering with it's breathing. Anyone have this happen before? I've only hatched chickens before and have never seen this. Thanks! [​IMG]

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