I'm concerned about hatched duckling #2

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PlumTuckered, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    This duckling has been having a hard time. It pipped last night, a couple of hours ago it had rolled and bumped so much that most of the shell had cracked and a bunch fallen off(the whole top of the egg). It was funny to see this egg rolling around with the ducklings full bill sticking out of it. The membrane was almost dry (humidity in the bator is at 72%), I sprinkled some warm water on the membrane and baby broke through it. There is what I'm assuming is part of the yolk still hanging from the duckling but it's a horrible greenish black color. Duckling is moving around, peeping and seems very alert. Do I leave it be or try to clean it up and see if this is attached or just gunk that needs removing?

  2. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I think you just leave it be. I think it will either finish absorbing or get crusty and fall off.

    "I think"... but I'm pretty sure, just leave it.

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