Call duck hatching emergency

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JulieNKC, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I am on day 29 with call ducks. This guy internally pipped over a day ago. I was starting to help him out just a few hours ago, and pulled his head out a bit and there are 2 yolks in there. Do you think there is another duckling or is something else wrong? What do I do from here? Keep helping or let it rest longer?
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hey Julie hows is the little duck doing now? I don't know anything about this but I think I would leave it alone till the yolk is absorbed. Hopefully Cocoa will be here soon to help.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    He ended up dying. There were 3 yolks. The one closest to him was almost absorbed, but the other 2 were big. There was also a lot of brown nasty stuff in the bottom of the egg, like you'd find in eggs that had been quitters for awhile. [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So sorry! [​IMG]


     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Julie, sounds like it was twins and one died in shell. Sorry you lost this little one.
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    That makes sense, I didn't think of that. Thanks!
     
  7. dukzzz

    dukzzz Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry to here he passed. my sister just hatched a few eggs and had one hatch with a good amount of yoke still attached. He lived but a large majority don't(infections usually do the job). I don't think this guy ever had much of a chance poor fellow
     
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