Help with call duck hatching

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tamsflock, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching call ducks started yesterday the first one zipped around but didn't pop the top off the egg. So I took it off and he came out fine. Next one went half way and stopped I fineshed took off the top and he popped out an hour later. Noticed the 3rd one just had his original hole didn't get any further listened didn't hear anything so I helped but he was dead maybe if I would have helped earlier?? fourth one had zipped around last night I took the top off again get up this morning and he still isn't all the way out noticed his little wing was stuck to the side of the shell so I helped but he still didn't come out. tried to cut shell but it started to bleed so I stopped. noticed like the egg yolk wasn inside his naval yet still a big yellowish bump in the egg shell left him alone will it go in? Will he be ok? What to do??
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definately leave him alone. Maybe lightly misting (very lightly) so they don't get too dry and stick to shell. Try not to help too much.
     
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  4. tamsflock

    tamsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the help!
     

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