Pip and stop

duck mom newbie

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 21, 2014
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Latest pip. Not sure if he will keep going...
 

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CajunFeatherz

Chirping
Mar 13, 2018
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Are they dying in shell or are they just resting after pip? It can take a long time from pip to zip.

Do an eggtopsy and see what you have in the dead ones. If you have an otherwise healthy hatchling that just needs help, step in to assist if you absolutely need to. Your shells could just be extra hard or something.
 

sdm111

Crossing the Road
8 Years
May 21, 2013
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I don't know about ducks but with chickens if the humidity is too high during incubation the chick can grow too big and is unable to turn to zip the shell and will die in the same manner as your picture
 

CajunFeatherz

Chirping
Mar 13, 2018
70
134
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I don't know about ducks but with chickens if the humidity is too high during incubation the chick can grow too big and is unable to turn to zip the shell and will die in the same manner as your picture

This is good to know as I had my own bizarre hatch experience with this one and had to have the humidity on the high side for a while. I will be vigilant during hatch.

I did one. Chick is fully formed and had his beak out so...maybe shells too hard?
I'll see if this lil guy needs help!!
Wish me luck!!
Make sure to look up the guide to assisted hatching on this site! Read it in full and TAKE YOUR TIME!!
 

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