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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rocki769, Oct 11, 2015.
The baby is trying to escape and no, I only see that yellowy white substance. @caesargirl
Ok. If it was me, and yes, this has happens several times to me, if I knew my temps were off, even slightly (1° high) I would put baby and egg in a cup. You want the baby in a "C" shape. Kinda fetal position. It puts pressure on abdominal area to help yolk contract in. If I felt, and could see no yolk,I would leave baby as is. Let baby hatch out. Are there still veins showing on membrane? Ones that are slightly smaller than a pencil lead, or, small spidery hair veins? If large ones, cup. If small spidery hair veins, I would allow the hatch. Using a qtip to stop bleeding. I also keep a tube of bacitracin in the bator. It keeps it very warm and liquidy (easier to spread.)
What are you seeing at this point?
That goo yellowy white slime isn't yolk.
Ok, I see mostly small spiderweb-like veins. And in the egg, I see a yellowy-white liquid. He's trying to get out and I have him in the incubator, laying on a warm moist paper towel. The humidity is at 60 right now. I don't know if that's too high or too low. He looks ok to me. His eyes are closed again though. He opens them for a little bit and then closes them again. And he can't really hold his head up. But he's kicking his feet and trying to get out of the egg. Should I just let him hatch?
His belly is soft and I can't tell if it's his belly button or navel that's pink and looks kinda erect? I think that's the word to use.
But I don't see any yolk in the egg, only the white stuff.
I've hatched ducklings before but I've never had one this complicated and this is only my second time using the bator. Usually my silkie hatches them
This is an unabsorbed yolk. Yes it's got a rupture. Yes baby is alive. That color and sac is what you're looking for tryin to peek in shell.
Oh, no it doesn't look like that at all! It's just the white stuff @caesargirl
Is he yawning? Mount opening and closing?
Yes he is @caseargirl
I would let him hatch. If he has unabsorbed yolk, we can deal with that. Do u have bacitracin? Without painkillers.
Yawning is great he's trying to contract his belly and pull yolk in.
And thread. Plain white thread.