External Pip help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kaylana77, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. kaylana77

    kaylana77 Just Hatched

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    One of my ducklings externally pipped over 12 hours ago and has made no more progress. I know this is normal however my concern is:

    The outer membrane just under the shell does not appear broken at all. CAN THE DUCKLING BREATH?
     
  2. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did he hatch?
     
  3. kaylana77

    kaylana77 Just Hatched

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    I think that he was able to breath through the outer membrane because he spent almost two days with and external pip but no hole in the OUTER membrane.
    Needless to say she was a blind weak little thing and had an assisted hatch (she will not be used for breeding) She is half the size of her siblings and mostly blind, but has become our favorite. She is so little and loves people more than anything.

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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
  4. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! I'm glad she's doing well!
     

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