Duckling struggling to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adpad5, May 31, 2016.

  1. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried gently peeling of the shell but a little blood came from the membrane so I stopped, there is a large Hole in the side but the duckling won't try to get out, the broody hen sitting on it heptathlon pulling away the shell but hurting the chick what do I do?
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    If there is blood it is not ready to hatch.

    Leave it alone. it will hatch when it is ready, or it will not hatch ever, that is natural selection.

    Peeling it out will not help at all.
     
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  3. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I left him and he hatched last night
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    See the duck did not need a midwife after all! Grats..[​IMG]
     
  5. adpad5

    adpad5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice he's doing well
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    Your Welcome,,,BUT please do not tell anyone I gave you advice that caused a Duckling to hatch. I have a reputation to maintain and as we all know there are too many ducks in this world already!

    Have a good one.
     

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