HELP!! Hatching Failure!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MandysDuckTails, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. MandysDuckTails

    MandysDuckTails In the Brooder

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    Hello fellow duck lovers. I am a long time duck mom but 1st time hatcher. I am two days into hatching and I only had two good eggs. One seems to be doing OK making progress while the other was at a standstill for 36 hours. From everything I’ve read I needed to intervene. So I have created a hole for my duckling to breath. I must have lightly touch the membrane and I have a small spot of bleeding of bleeding that seems localized. I moistened a paper towel with warm water and wrapped around the shell. Does anybody have any other advice? The temperature is 97 and humidity 75%
     
  2. MandysDuckTails

    MandysDuckTails In the Brooder

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Take off the wet paper towel, that will actually chill the hatchling... use coconut oil, antibiotic ointment, or vaseline to moisten the membrane with... and wait...
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

  6. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Welcome to BYC! Remove wet towel, that actually chills them. Instead moisten membrane with neosporin or coconut oil.

    @WVduckchick , @Pyxis, @Ravynscroft ?
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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  8. MandysDuckTails

    MandysDuckTails In the Brooder

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    Hi guys, my baby duckling actually managed to get out on his/her own about but is weak as to be expected. The duckling is slowly crawling in circles and falling frequently. How long should I let it dry before I intervene more?
     
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