Help, first pip ever!! (5 days early)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilDucky85, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im freaking out because this is my first hatch! My duck has pipped 5 days early, what do I do?? He is the giant egg out of the bunch. I came home today from shopping, and he was pipped! I wasnt sure if he was internally pipped for the past 2 days but this morning it looked as if he was breathing in the egg??

    I just checked again a little while ago and he cracked it even more. The egg shell is broken but the layer wasnt broken yet, should I leave this or open it? It looks very dry. Can he breathe ok?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Leave him alone, he will hatch when he is ready not before.
     
  3. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok good, because I would have no idea where to start. I just know of people breaking that membrane. I dont know if I should or just leave it. I just want to make sure it can breathe.

    Has anyone had a duck hatch 5 days early? Im not even ready for it yet!! I thought I had 5 days!
     
  4. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not much progress....it still hasnt even pipped the membrane. I hope it doesnt die, I have no clue whats going on at this point lol [​IMG]
     
  5. MsMelvin

    MsMelvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dad used to help them when they were not making progress and he did not let the membrane dry out...be careful with a light mist or dampen a q-tip and gently moisten (warm water). I'm no expert though, please repost in the emergency section, you need to hear from the pros. Sally
     

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