Quasiducko was extracted from his egg two days after his due date on day 30 after I noticed movement in it during a final candling and decided to intervene. After breaching the air sac, i moistened the amnion sac which had started to dry and carefully peeled it. his yolk cord was wrapped around his leg and neck which is the reason he couldn't pip. He came out looking shockingly deformed (one eye is in the wrong spot and his bill is slightly curved, and he limps. I frankly did not expect this ducky-come-lately to make it past an hour or two, but with some care he survived and finally now after 36 hours he's got a huge appetite and is eating and drinking on his own! He has difficulties moving around but he gets it done. he does not appear to be hurting and is getting along fine with Brownie, my other successful hatch. The parents of these ducklings is a male Rouen and a female crested duck. The hatch rate for this sort of pairing is only about 50%. I started with 7 fertile eggs. clip of Quasiducko playing with his sibling Brownie: Does anyone have experience with special ducklings? I would love to hear some feedback.