I really messed up! Please Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    dI candled my eggs one last time, decided to leave them in the turner till I knew who was regular ducks and who was Muscovys. Picked one up and candled and saw it had pipped the aircell. excited I went to put it back in the turner and somehow managed to drop it! [​IMG] it cracked the egg thankfully mostly on the aircell side, but he started hatching just a bit later and hes almost completly out but the yolk is still attached!! and good to and its attached to the egg. What to do??? it looks so painful. im really worried for him. from the side hes laying on it looks almost Purple. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Leave it alone and let it absorb the yolk. Sometimes they make it and sometimes they don't. Keep the humidity up and don't open the 'bator. Can you post a pic so we can see the situation?
    I see where you say it is still attached to the shell? If the shell is on the duckling keep it moist in there. Let's see what it looks like. You may have to put a damp paper towel on the shell to get it off the skin but don't know w/out seeing it.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i would leave it alone and see if he pulls on through
  4. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Camera dead and dont have batteries, I tried to take one with my phone but it wont show
  5. SOchick

    SOchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    no advice, but [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Put a warm/wet paper towel over the cracked part of the shell... and wait to see if he will absorb the yolk...
    thats about all you can do right now.. good luck!
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    It would be best to keep his bottom half in the egg for as long as possible. If he pulls away too hard or he starts wandering around with the unabsorbed yolk it could rupture and then he will bleed to death. If it stays moist and protected he should absorb it and no longer be stuck to the egg shell when he reaches the point of actually being ready to hatch.

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