Pekin hatching problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sarkchick, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,011
    279
    188
    May 13, 2015
    Unity, Maine
    Not a pain! I have a horrible incubator and spent the last 2 seasons doing tons of assisted hatches.

    Basically, try to free the head.
     
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

    33,838
    31,640
    811
    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Caesargirl has done alot more assisted hatches than I have so I defer to her experience, but I'm here for moral support and anything I can add.
     
  3. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,423
    174
    166
    Feb 28, 2015
    Northern Idaho
    WOW!! I am learning right along with you sarkchick. This is amazing. I would of wanted to take the shell off, but that is not the right thing to do, according the caesargirl.
    This is cool. I will refer to this thread, if and when I ever have an upside down chick/duckling. Thanks you for helping sarkchick out with this dilema.
    I assisted 3 of my ducklings last week, but I only opened a tiny hole where they were already pipping. I could see them inside breathing and moving and then they all hatched within hours of eachother on their own.
    This is such a learning experience... thank you all
     
  4. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,423
    174
    166
    Feb 28, 2015
    Northern Idaho
    I am right there with you on this experience with sally. I needed help with my 3 ducklings and felt brushed off also.
     
  5. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    615
    146
    141
    Oct 8, 2015
    SE Arkansas
    Thank you all so very much for the help. I am fairly new to incubating. Pekins last year-hatched 10 of 12 with no problem. Then 2 batches Bantus-again no problems. Last month a batch AM, EE and RR no incubator problems ( fertility)
    I took off a lot of shell and some outer membrane around the head. Will let it rest and try to remove some of the inner me[​IMG]
    mbrane
     
  6. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    615
    146
    141
    Oct 8, 2015
    SE Arkansas

    It's a bad feeling when you really just need guidance. I know I was a lot stressed, and she is in demand. But others came to my aide

    How did your duckling do?
     
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

    33,838
    31,640
    811
    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop

    That thread is really, really busy and she usually pushes duck hatches to others anyway, so dont feel bad. Plenty of others have alot of experience with ducks and assisted hatches!
     
  8. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    615
    146
    141
    Oct 8, 2015
    SE Arkansas
    My biggest problem with this one was the air sac was in the big end......but the head was at the small pointy end.
     
  9. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    615
    146
    141
    Oct 8, 2015
    SE Arkansas

    Yes, you are right. Thank you for your help.
     
  10. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,011
    279
    188
    May 13, 2015
    Unity, Maine
    Is it yawning or opening its mouth at all?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by