Help! May be in a malposition?

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  1. monte7

    monte7 New Egg

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    [​IMG]I've been incubating Domestic Malards for a about 4-6 months. All have died during hatching or died prematurely. I have one that has magically survived. It pipped yesterday morning and started to zip that night but didn't finish. It is still breathing and moving. While its in a regular position, I checked on it a few minutes ago and noticed it's claw/foot was coming over and laying on top of its face. I would assist with that part but there is still one noticeable vein showing and I don't want to assist prematurely and have it not survive. What should I do? Or should I leave it be?
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    casportpony

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    I may not have spelled everyone's name perfectly..... These are all hatchers, I believe. There is also a hatching forum you might want to ask for help on.

    I am not a hatcher...
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    and I'll add a couple more:

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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I would leave it... big vein means it's not ready... I think it wasn't trying to zip earlier, from the looks of the veins... ducks tend to 'punch around' quite a bit after pipping and before actually zipping... hang in there, they take their sweet time, lol...
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    @monte7 , welcome to BYC!

    A few questions...

    What day is it at?

    What type of incubator?

    Fan or no fan?

    What temp and humidity for days 1-25?

    What temp and humidity now?

    How many hours since external pip?


    What I see is the big vein, and those worry me. I also see the claw, which I think means it's in the foot over head malposition, and when I get those they usually require help, which brings us back to that big vein. I think if it were mine I would recheck in the morning.
     
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  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    I agree with what has been said, and the other info Kathy asked for would be helpful too. Perhaps we can figure out why none of your eggs are hatching with that info.
     
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  7. DwayneNLiz

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    @monte7 any update?
     

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