HELP!!!!! Duckling in distress!

Amanda39

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I need help ASAP! Today is day 28 and all my ducklings are externally pipping and hatching. I have 1 egg that I couldn't see a pip on, so I took it out to make a safety hole and felt something wet under the egg. The duckling externally pipped on the bottom of the egg, not in the air cell! I made a safety hole in the air cell area and turn the egg slightly so the area it had externally pipped was not against the floor now.

Please help, this baby has already been named Nemo from day one due to such a small egg. It's smaller than all the other eggs! It's still alive, what should I do?
 

Amiga

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Let's see if @Lacrystol is nearby, first.

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Okay, so you turned it, and the duckling had externally pipped on the "wrong" side of the egg (I am not a hatcher, just trying to recall what I have read).

So, now, the little one has an air hole? And is back in the incubator? How is everyone else doing?
 
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Amanda39

Chirping
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Apr 14, 2014
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White Lake, Michigan
The air cell was on the top of the egg, I haven't turned them since Wed. night. I have been been watching this little egg shake all day and when all the others had pipped but that one, or hatched, I was concerned. So I was going to candle it to see if it's still alive, and make a safety hole, but when I picked it up, the bottom or opposite side of the air cell, had been externally pipped. So, I made a hole in the appropriate area of the air cell and put it back in.

I never thought this egg would have lasted this long in the shell. Despite daily turns numerous times, it starting sticking to one side about 3 weeks in. I have also been able to see some sort of blood clot since about 2 weeks in.

Since it has made it this far, I don't want to lose it now!
 

Amiga

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Understood! @madamiec is also a hatcher, and over on the Call Duck Hatching thread there are knowledgeable people, too.

@aoxa hatches, I think @Kevin565 does, too, but I don't know how often they check in on the forum.
 

Lacrystol

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I need help ASAP! Today is day 28 and all my ducklings are externally pipping and hatching. I have 1 egg that I couldn't see a pip on, so I took it out to make a safety hole and felt something wet under the egg. The duckling externally pipped on the bottom of the egg, not in the air cell! I made a safety hole in the air cell area and turn the egg slightly so the area it had externally pipped was not against the floor now.

Please help, this baby has already been named Nemo from day one due to such a small egg. It's smaller than all the other eggs! It's still alive, what should I do?
Please clarify Wet under the egg? Did the egg leak? Or was it laying on something
 

Lacrystol

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The air cell was on the top of the egg, I haven't turned them since Wed. night. I have been been watching this little egg shake all day and when all the others had pipped but that one, or hatched, I was concerned. So I was going to candle it to see if it's still alive, and make a safety hole, but when I picked it up, the bottom or opposite side of the air cell, had been externally pipped. So, I made a hole in the appropriate area of the air cell and put it back in.

I never thought this egg would have lasted this long in the shell. Despite daily turns numerous times, it starting sticking to one side about 3 weeks in. I have also been able to see some sort of blood clot since about 2 weeks in.

Since it has made it this far, I don't want to lose it now!
OK if he's alive, there's NO BLOOD clots, Blood clots would stop the process. Let me read more
 

Lacrystol

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The air cell was on the top of the egg, I haven't turned them since Wed. night. I have been been watching this little egg shake all day and when all the others had pipped but that one, or hatched, I was concerned. So I was going to candle it to see if it's still alive, and make a safety hole, but when I picked it up, the bottom or opposite side of the air cell, had been externally pipped. So, I made a hole in the appropriate area of the air cell and put it back in.

I never thought this egg would have lasted this long in the shell. Despite daily turns numerous times, it starting sticking to one side about 3 weeks in. I have also been able to see some sort of blood clot since about 2 weeks in.

Since it has made it this far, I don't want to lose it now!
Sounds like an UPSIDE DOWNER, I LOVE THESE KINDS, but to avoid this from happening, it's best to lay them flat with the large end slightly higher then the smaller end.
 

Amanda39

Chirping
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Apr 14, 2014
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White Lake, Michigan
Update...... He has pipped a new hole in the designated air cell area LOL I have to be honest, I have never ever had this happen before! I think I should take a picture! This egg has looked bad from the git go! Blood clots I could see through candling, stuck on one side, pipped on the wrong side. If this duck makes it, I will keep it forever and name it Nemo!
 

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