I NEED HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rocki769, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . I have a duckling that started hatching 5 days early and I'm stressing out. He's still in the egg but he's got the shell off the top where the air sack would be. He's also broken though part of the membrane. He hasn't absorbed all of the yolk and there is blood coming out of the egg. I have him wrapped in a warm paper towel under a heat lamp and I keep the remaining part of the membrane moist like most people say. But he's fighting the egg and wants out. I don't know what to do and I don't wanna lose him because he's the only one I have left. His breathing is really slow but he keeps kicking around. He chirps every once and awhile but mostly he's just trying to get out He's having trouble and the membrane is tearing, causing blood to spill out of the egg. Should i help him out? I don't know what to do. He started hatching last night and he made it through but he cried all night long. Is that a good sign?

    PLEASE HELP I DO NOT WANNA LOSE THIS BABY
     
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  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

    I am not familiar with ducks, sorry!
     
  4. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sorry I came upon your post so late, hope you were able to make use of information from the early responders.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    @rocki769 how are things looking today?
     
  8. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @NorthFLChick he's doing great today! He's absorbed the rest of the yolk and he's trying to break out of the rest of the egg. I'm so happy he pulled through!
     
  9. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's great! Thanks for the update, I wish you and the little guy all the luck [​IMG]
     
  10. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @NorthFLChick I'll post a picture as soon as he's all dried up and fluffy!
     

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