In the Brooder
- Apr 7, 2014
I have a duck that was not making any progress. He pipped about 48 hours ago. His beak was sticking out, and he is slightly breach. I chipped away at the shell near the beak and widened the hole. The membrane is very tough, so I guess that means he didn't get enough humidity. I was able to tear some of it away. I was able to chip off and pull away about one fifth of the shell and less of the membrane. I was moving slow though, so I put him back into the incubator. He certainly has more room and is moving around some. I'm probably going to work some more on it in a little while. The membrane is partially stuck to his feathers. Is that when it is shrink wrapped? It is not moist. I think the duck would've died soon if I didn't help him because he REALLY looks ready to be out. I encountered one speck of fresh blood and stopped working in that area. Otherwise, he looks good.