has pipped but can't see beak

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaciebig, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. kaciebig

    kaciebig Out Of The Brooder

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    hello, my duck has pipped and knocked some of it's shell off but i don't see a beak. it's just like a grey looking surface. it is still moving around a lot in the egg and trying to break through. should i be helping or letting it do it's thing? thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. HannahDuckLover

    HannahDuckLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should leave it alone for now. Normal hatches can easily take over 24 hours.
     
  3. kaciebig

    kaciebig Out Of The Brooder

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    okay, so sometimes that is normal? it is moving around a lot. so maybe it's just part of the process? [​IMG]
     
  4. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it some time then, in the case of no progress in 24 hours, get involved slowly and gently. peel away small bits of shell ensuring the membrane stays wet so it doesn't stick to the baby. Do this slowly!
     

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