Pekin hatching problem

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

  1. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. It may mean totally freeing him. There is not much shell/membrane left. It makes my neck hurt looking at him. So, if he is free from all, I put him in a cup?
     
  2. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's see what he looks like after to take off the shell first. Leave both membranes for now. Have paper towels, neosporin, scissors and a bowl of warm water ready. Also I take a qtip of electrolytes across the opening of his bill. Not sips, just a drop.
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    WV said a couple people didn't get help earlier when asked, sorry for that... looks like caesargirl is doing a bang up job though!! :thumbsup

    So just following... :)
     
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  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Awesome. The more the merrier!
     
  5. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I removed the shell. Came back and read about electrolytes. By the time I got back in there, he had kicked completely out of membrane. Looks like his struggles overnight helped him absorb the yolk. No veins in membrane so cut it off.
    Gave a drop electrolytes and he is curled up in a cup. Would it be better to just lay him in bator out of cup. He still wants to curl into a ball.[​IMG]
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  6. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Raven for checking up. Caesargirl and WVduckchick have done a great job. On the road from ducktastrophy to duckling.
     
  7. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Raven for checking up. Caesargirl and WVduckchick did a great job. On the road from ducktastrophy to duckling
     
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  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Nice!! Looks pretty dry already too. Is he still in the bator?

    (notice how we call the "problem" ones "he".... [​IMG])
     
  9. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WVduckchick, yes "he" is in a cup in the bator. And I got tired of call him a "it" . And yes, it does seem like we call trouble a "he"
    Should he stay in cup or lay in bator?[​IMG]
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  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Nothing to worry about snagging, I would just let him rest on the bator... it'll encourage him to stretch out and get mobile once he's done resting... and help dry his navel up quicker...

    Just my 2 cents, lol... :)
     

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