- Jun 10, 2009
I am extremly novice at this whole thing but i took home a batch of mallard eggs from the school's coutryard where i teach because the mother duck was killed by a hawk...but anyway i incubated and today they started hatching. 5 hatched fine no problem and i moved the 2 remaining eggs that showed signs of movement and cracks in with the rest of the chicks and put an infarred light to keep them warm. The infarred light however was too close and i thought it was way to hot for the two eggs and i got worried. In one of the eggs the whole beak of the duck was out and there was lots of noise and movement and, so i thought he was ready to come out because his beak had been out for a long time and i thought it might be too hot in there...so i helping him out of the shell....and he had a pink thing hanging from his stomach and he was definitly too weak to stand up. Im guessing this is part of his yolk sack ....and it looks very gory and then it ruptured and red fluid leaked out of it
What is the best way to help the little guy....i want him to make it so bad....i moved him back into the incubater and i don't know what i should do next.
What is the best way to help the little guy....i want him to make it so bad