Duckling not absorbing blood and foaming at the mouth

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Lpskitfit

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Oct 5, 2020
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Hey guys, so my ducklings started hatching last night. Two hatched entirely unassisted, one was malpositioned (feet were over his beak so he couldn't push out) and needed just a little bit of assistance, and this one isn't hatching at all. I noticed last night that all of the others had popped but this one hadn't, and it had stopped moving for a while. No amount of tapping got a reaction, and I realized it hadn't even pipped, so I thought it had passed away. I opened it a bit and got to the air cell and saw no movement still, so I opened the membrane a bit, and still nothing. I wiggled it's beak and after a few seconds of that, I got the slightest bit of movement. I think it may have been suffocating. It started bleeding a bit so I dabbed it with a paper towel and put it back. The other ducklings pecked at it and it bled more, so I put them in the brooder and left this one alone. It isn't absorbing *any* of its blood. I've never had this happen before. It's more active but no veins are receding at all. The membrane got stuck so I separated it a little bit and used vaseline to keep it sperated, which caused a bit more bleeding. It started foaming at the mouth too, which I saw can be a sign of improper yolk absorption so I'm super worried. Any advice is helpful
 

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