Hatching Duckling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by darlene1, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. darlene1

    darlene1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help this is the first time I've tried to hatch my peking ducks eggs. out of 5 eggs only one made a whole the others didn't but they moved and are no longer moving. Well the one that made the whole is sticking its beak out and peeping. I pulled away some of the shell but not the membrane to try and help,and when i saw the duckling opening its beak while sticking it out of the egg, i pulled away alittle more of the shell and a part of the membrane broke but didn't bleed. I'm scared and want the lil fella to live what should I do? Continue to pull away the shell or just leave it alone? Please reply
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    If there is no more blood in the membrane the duckling is probably ready to come out. What you can do now is carefully "zip" open the shell with a pair of tweezers, so it can kick out when it's ready. But take it easy, no rush! Hatching is a slow process. Look at this article here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    for pics of what you should see. It also explains the hatching process and how to assist in more detail. Good luck and post a pic of the little one when she's ready [​IMG]
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    which thread are we using here sumi? lol
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I dunno. I replied to them both [​IMG] Now we wait and see which one gets the update...
     

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