HELP! Egg stuck outside of my duck!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dboranch, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. dboranch

    dboranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Khaki Campbell duck that just started laying (this is her 4th egg). It appears that the egg was still wrapped in a membrane when she went to lay it and now it is stuck outside her vent. What should I do?

    Please help ASAP!

    Thanks,
    Jennie
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take her to a vet?

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  3. dboranch

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    The only emergency vet around here is for dogs and cats. Even my regular vet (IF he was open on Sundays) will not look at chickens.
     
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    I will need to deal with this myself... even if it means putting my duck down.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What you need to do if find the opening and try to get the egg out.

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  6. casportpony

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    Is the egg shelled or shell-less?

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  8. dboranch

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    As far as I can tell, it has a shell but when we touch it, it is not yet hard (pushes to the touch).
     
  9. casportpony

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    If it had a proper shell it would feel hard. Quite possible that it has a very thin shell. Can you find the opening?

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @dboranch , what is this area?
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