HELP!!!!! When to interfere?????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by babylady4, May 22, 2010.

  1. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

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    Ok, call duck egg has pipped the air cell as of last night but no pip in the shell. I am debating if I should drill a hole in the shell for it.

    Egg should hatch on Monday (day 26).
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Any clacking sound inside? I would consider putting a small pip hole in to make sure it does not suffocate.
    Katharina
     
  3. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

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    No clacking but in the last however many hours the baby made his own pip hole so all is well so far! Thanks!
     
  4. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes all we need is patience..... very hard to find it while waiting for a duckling to hatch though. : )
     
  5. callducklover20

    callducklover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my last call egg took almost 38 hours-it had a decent pip but was shrink wrapping just a little-I wrapped it a wet towel and left it overnight. I was just about to help him today when I notice he finally was zipping, he was out it about 10 min after that. Had 4 eggs, 3 hatched-all grey calls. 1st 2 on thursday together in almost the same minute then 1 today. Everyone is doing great-good luck to you
     
  6. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

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    I picked the shell away from the pip so the poor little guy could breath a bit better. It looks like there is still a lot of blood in the membrane so I am not going to do anything else right now. Humidity is up to 75% so I do not think it is too dry in there yet. Since they take longer to hatch I am trying to keep my hands out of there........ I just go in once in a while and talk to it and check to see if it is still ok. [​IMG]
     

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