Need Help - Duck Egg pipped with yolk coming out.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mykidsloveducks, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Mykidsloveducks

    Mykidsloveducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Rowen duck egg that started hatching. It's beak is poking out through the shell and yolk has come out through the hole. I noticed this about 12 hours ago. I moved the egg as it was sticking to the hatching mat. There is very little movement from the duck. What should I do? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mykidsloveducks

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  3. chickens really

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    Leave it to absorb the yolk...It will take hours....It should start to hatch when its ready...
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I don't see any yolk coming from the hole, that looks more like normal duck egg goo, but it does look like you duckling has pipped at the wrong end. Can you take the egg out and verify the both nares (nostrils) are free and clear of goo and/or membrane?

    @Ravynscroft , @WVduckchick, what would you do?
     
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  5. chickens really

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    I thought that too...But it could be the angle of the picture?...
     
  6. chickens really

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    Or they piped it themselves?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Possibly.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    What?
     
  9. chickens really

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    Not saying they did?....Possibly?
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    does look a bit low, but depending on the air cell drawdown, it might have hit the edge? :confused:

    I'd try to be patient and see if it can zip on its own. @Mykidsloveducks Is the duckling making noise regularly, or any kind of movements now?
     

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