call duckling die in shell

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by critterranch, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. critterranch

    critterranch Songster

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    had a call duckling pip but die in shell. it had a deformed beak with only one nostril and skinny bill. tongue hung out because bill was so skinny.

    anyone elese have this happen or just a freak thing?
     
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing

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    There was someone on BYC that had ducklings that died right after they pipped internally and had a similar problem with deformed heads and bills. But, they weren't calls.
     
  3. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    I'm sorry. [​IMG] I've hatched a few call ducks, and I've had a couple die in the process of hatching, but I didn't notice any obvious deformity. Your case may just be a fluke. If it should happen to another from the same parent stock, then it could be a genetic flaw that you'd want to avoid.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  5. critterranch

    critterranch Songster

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    not sure it wasn't my eggs. i got 20 eggs from a friend and 20 of mine. hope it was a fluke. going to ask my friend to see what she says.
     
  6. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Songster

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    So sorry to hear about the duckling. I lost a duckling two days ago. It's so hard to lose one.

    It's nice that people on BYC are understanding though.
     
  7. duckking

    duckking Songster

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    So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  8. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Songster

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    Freak accidents happen, even when you are doing everything right. Some problems can be caused by a lack of certain vitamins inside of the egg. I put my duck for hatching eggs on a supplement. Sorry for your loss, don't give up.
     
  9. BHep

    BHep Crowing

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    I just lost 2 Calls at pip. 1 absorbed its yoke, 1 did not. 0% hatch..... very disappointing & heartbreaking. I know how you feel, sorry to hear of your loss. [​IMG]
     

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