HELP!!! Duckling is bleeding

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jeepgirl217, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. jeepgirl217

    jeepgirl217 New Egg

    Apr 19, 2017
    I'm hatching khaki Campbell ducklings in my incubator. Today is day 32 and the finally started hatching this morning. 3 of them were up moving around and then just stopped. The one is still trying hard to get out but its bleeding. What should I do? I have 4 left that havent started hatching yet
  2. pomnovice

    pomnovice Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2017
    You should not tamper with a duckling that is bleeding, I heard that to be an important rule. They're attached by membranes to the egg shell, and when these membranes rip, they cause bleeding on the duckling. That's why people will tell you not to meddle with hatching, but it's sometimes alright if you know what you are doing.
  3. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2016
    Southwest PA
    Its tough but i recommend letting nature take its course. You might make the bleeding worse by "helping"
    As far as the others that just stopped moving, they are probably just resting. Its hard work getting out of a shell.
  4. jeepgirl217

    jeepgirl217 New Egg

    Apr 19, 2017
    I haven't touched the one that is bleeding. I was just worried since they are very late. The others that were moving around I thought were resting as I have experience with hatching and I know that it can be hard work for them and they are usually tired once they come out. They are all shriveled up though. Not sure how to know 100% that they are dead. I didn't take them out yet because I wanted to make sure.
  5. Bleeding happens as they hatch..;)...Sometimes the veins are still active but die off quickly..Did you cause the bleed or was it natural?
  6. What's the Humidity at? Any browning at the pip hole?....

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