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Piping at side? Pics... WWYD? Help meee and my one duck egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cdnley, May 12, 2011.

  1. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck egg is on day 29..saw a dark spot today on the side of the egg. Was worried. Went out and came home to find that dark spot with a crack on it..like a pip? I assume so the egg shell is pushed out from the inside. So what do I do? Duckie seems to be coming out the wong way or what? Do I turn it another way or leave it? Help!

    Thanks!

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  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great looking pip!
    Don't touch it, hands off [​IMG]
    Carolyn
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    leave it .. there is no way to change where a duck is pipped..
     
  4. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. My 4 yr old DD and I are watching it come out! A couple hours later and there is something sticking out and moving..pushing back and forth. It looks like I don't even know..I guess a beak with a little tooth coming out of the bottom part? This is so cool! Hopefully everything goes well!
     
  5. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about air? Can it get air?
     
  6. VioletandBodie

    VioletandBodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes he or she can just sit back and enjoy the merical of life
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    without air it would be dead in about a minute.. If you watched it this long,,, it is getting air..
     
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:Little tooth is probably on top... That is their horn... They are born with it to help chip through the shell.. [​IMG]
     
  9. cdnley

    cdnley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, duh, that wasn't a very well thought out question. I guess I just thought if it didn't come through the air cell something could be an issue. Now I wonder when he/she will come through! The baby duck's mom and dad (my only 2 ducks) were eaten by a fox last month and this is the last and only egg that I got from her that was fertile (another was fertile but stopped developing). I guess I am nervous about the whole thing!
     
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    we had a fox visit about a week ago.. My wife saw it as it was coming into the yard. she hollered and chased it away.. so far, we have not seen it return.. I think she caught it on it's first visit and it did not get anything to eat. so it might not be in too big of a hurry to come back.. we have all the free loaders here, fox. coyotes, wolves, bears, fishers, weasels.,hawks , owls,.. You probably do to..,

    last summer and the summer we lost 40 chickens each to the foxes..
     

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