Hatching Duckling Advice


7 Years
Mar 3, 2014
Southeast Texas
I recently had one chic that pipped and failed to hatch and presented as shown. What is this called I want to research and learn from it.


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9 Years
Jun 24, 2012
The Golden State
I converted you article to a thread and these are the two comments:
Chick or duckling that pipps but does not zip. When a chick/duckling pipps, usually withing anywhere from an hour to as long as 24 hours can pass before the chick/duckling will zip. If they don't, that may indicate something is wrong. Assisting a chick or duckling hatch is a risky thing to do. Unless your experienced, I would either seek the advice of a vet or a local hatchery. A couple of the more common problems that prevent a chick from zipping is either some incubator adjustment prevents it from happening. The problem is usually caused by either 1) poor ventilation or 2) improper humidity. I hope this helps. But to learn more, you could either research it online, or better, talk to a local chicken/duck hatchery and seek their experience and knowledge. They will be your best resource for knowledge.
Thank you but My question was specific to the deformation. We’re you able to see the pictures?

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