Duckling broke through the air sac two days ago and still not pipped?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by xxsamigirlxx, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. xxsamigirlxx

    xxsamigirlxx Out Of The Brooder

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    I had four Indian runner ducklings due to hatch today (friday) one arrived on Tuesday and I had to help him out as the membrane had dried up, one died in the shell, and I have two left to hatch. One of them broke through the air sac on Wednesday , I've heard him cheep and he's still moving I'm just worried that he hasn't yet pipped. They are in a r-com incubator so it's fully automatic so I don't think there is anything wrong with the temp or humidity, I'm just not sure whether to wait and see or to intervene, thank you for taking the time to read this
     
  2. sumi

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  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would pip the shell for it and then let it be and see what happens.
     
  4. xxsamigirlxx

    xxsamigirlxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks you for your comments, I pipped the egg early in the morning and the duckling made it out all by himself, he's just drying off in the incubator. One more egg to go!
     
  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear it made it out okay.
     

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