call duckling die in shell

critterranch

Songster
9 Years
Oct 1, 2010
770
7
119
Red Creek, New York
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?
 

desertdarlene

Crowing
10 Years
Aug 4, 2010
4,493
117
296
San Diego
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.
 

BeccaOH

Morning Gem Farm
11 Years
Oct 3, 2008
1,287
5
161
east central Ohio
I'm sorry.
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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.
 

The Duck ABC's

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
516
22
121
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.
 

BHep

Crowing
9 Years
Nov 20, 2010
8,686
76
278
Faison, NC
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.
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