Egg shell sticking to duck

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ashannon, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. ashannon

    ashannon In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    We had a duck that was in the incubator that had not made any progress getting out of the shell in at least 12 or 18 hours. I helped him out and there is shell sticking to his body. Is there any way to get the shell off? What caused this? I hope it was not me helping him out. Any quick help would be GREATLY appreciated.


  2. sunshyn225

    sunshyn225 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    I had a day old chick with a quarter sized piece of shell stuck under it's wing. I gently broke it into a couple smaller pieces on the chick and let him/her pick them off. Within an hour or two it was all gone. Good luck!
  3. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Songster

    May 3, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I had a chick with bits of shell stuck to it too. By the time the chick had dried and fluffed out, most of it brushed right off. I used a moist paper towel to blot at what was left, then put him back in the incubator to dry off again. He looked as clean as all the others!

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