Help Is My Duckling In Trouble UPDATE--BABY PICTURES PAGE 3

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chrystalduck, May 28, 2011.

  1. chrystalduck

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    I have babies trying to hatch. I am worried about this little guy. I have never had them this color around the pip. Is it in trouble, he has peeped all night and I can still see movement. I took a straw and added some warm ter through the vent at the top of the bator to add a little more moisture!! Worried and anxious.
    I hope you can see it good enough on the pix.
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  2. duckyfromoz

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    I can make out some discoloration - I have seen that when they pip at the small end of the egg, pipping that end often causes a small bleed. ( Looks like one of the eggs in there has pipped the wrong way ) But I have never seen an egg that colour where the airsac is quite like that. Sometimes there is a bit of colour around the boarder of the air cell. It may be moisture from within the egg- did you candle to look at the size of the aircells before you went into lockdown?
     
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    I did candle but not all of them. I have one hatched. I seen the one pipped at the wrong end. I'm not seeing any movement from the discolored egg now. The little duckling that has hatched is resting on it. Should I do anything?
     
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    I'm afraid it may be to late for the little discolored egg. The one that has pipped at the wrong end, I noticed late yesterday. It seems to be making some progress. I wished I would have candled all the eggs before lockdown.
     
  5. duckyfromoz

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    There is only one thing I can suggest- but it means opening the incubator, which will effect the humidity- and may cause more trouble than it may help. It hard to tell for sure in the photo- where exactly is the pip?? I mean - I can see it - but I am wondering if the egg had rolled over a bit. Making sure the ducklings beak is facing upwards is important if there is excess moisture or fluid in the egg.
     
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    I can gently move the egg with the straw through the vent at the top of the bator. I'm going to run and check again.
     
  7. duckyfromoz

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    Dont give up hope for it yet- sit and watch it for a while to see if there is and wobbling- It may take a while - also talk to the eggs- you may here some talking back to you, and it may encourage some of them to move a bit letting you know the duckling inside is still alive.
     
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    Making sure the egg stays beak up is going to be a big problem. The little guy who has hatched is all over the place in there. I have so many pips and I am afraid to risk opening the bator at this point. I thought about removing the hatched one, but, that would mean opening the bator.
     
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    OH, there is still a little movement.. I know the little thing is so tired. I am going into full anxiety mode!!!!
     
  10. duckyfromoz

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    Thats is a good sign then.

    Sadly - loosing some is inevitable sometimes.. It will be a tough time for you- but opening the bator now could put the other eggs at risk. Hopefully this little one will surprise you- Try to find something to take your mind off whats happening in the incubator for a while- but keep watching for wobbling, the do rest for a while between pipping and unzipping. Intervention may be necessary - but knowing the exact time that it is necessary varies.
     

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