duckling hatched early...survival chances?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducklove334, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    I went out this morning to find that Stencils mallard egg has half way hatched, top part of the shell was off, but there was alot of blood, I pulled him out and he still have a lot of yolk left, about the size of a grape, I brought him in and wrapped him up in a moist warm washcloth, and out him in the bator, he's peeping, but I dunno if he'll live, he looks atleast 4 days early, he's fully formed, but still...

    I'm all depressed now.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Why did you pull it out?
     
  4. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    Virginia
    well, right now, he's pretty vocal, he's still moist, so thats good, he's REALLY pretty too!

    he's a little mallard x call, he looks like a darned call duck LOL.

    update later

    Wifezilla, not sure really, I got excited I guess, THINKING that he was full term, I wanted to get a good look before he left the nest and I couldn't get ahold of him, he wasn't IN in the half of the shell, he was working on kicking it off, like a full term duckling. I really shouldn't have bothered him, but curiosity does evil things LOL, like I said, he's looking good SO far, i'm hoping for the best.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  5. chixie

    chixie Songster

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    I hope your baby makes it
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ahhh.... gottcha. It is kind of freaky when they start flopping around half attached to the egg. Hope he makes it ok. Sounds like you are doing what you can
     

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