Duck pipped 40 hours ago and hasn't moved

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    Have a duck egg that pipped over 40 hours ago and hasn't moved at all after getting it's break out[​IMG]
    , should I help it out?
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Is it still making yawning and chewing motions with its beak? If so it's still absorbing the yolk.

    If it gets to 48 hours I'd probably start opening the air cell, just to check what's going on in there. As always, stop if you see blood.
     
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    Its making no movements at all and hasn't for almost a day that i have seen
     
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    So if i start opening it how exactly should i go about doing that? I'm a complete first timer
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Start opening it. It might not have made it.

    Just start at the pip and open it up from there. Stay in the air cell for now until you can assess the situation further. There are no blood or veins in the shell over the air cell so it's safe to open.
     
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    I have some other eggs in the incubator that haven't pipped yet, should i remove that egg, and how can i safely do that? just incase
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You can open the incubator with no consequences if the other eggs haven't pipped yet. Just carefully take this egg out and start opening it to check and see if it's alive and needs help or if it passed away.
     
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    Opened up the egg, duck didn't make it, membrane seemed to be pretty tight around the duck so i think the poor little guy suffocated, had my humidity around 80% wondering if my incubator's number was off
     

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