I think....What is this? This baby just hatched and I have no clue what is wrong! I posted this on the Other Poultry section but it is an emergency and I need help now if it is possible that I could lose my duckling!
Quote:He pipped, but didn't actually get the shell off. it was just cracked outward and i picked off a few pieces for him so her could get his bill (?) through, but that was all. the other is pipping, too.
Ducklings can take a while to hatch. If the others are pipping, please just leave the bator shut. They need the humidity to hatch successfully and if you keep opening the bator, you are losing precious humidity.
*edited to add, if they just pipped this morning, they still have a ways to go before they hatch completely.