Please help. Baby duck needs help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Houndhunter77, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Houndhunter77

    Houndhunter77 Chirping

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    I have a baby duck that mom stept on the egg and he is shrink wrapped and wants to come out. But i need some help. This is my first time. He is chirping and struggling like crazy. I have read so many posts and i have him in my incubator with 70 percent humidty. I think the yoke is absorbed. The other babies the mother has are all hatching today
     

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  2. C3 mommy

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    Are there any blood vessels showing?
     
  3. Houndhunter77

    Houndhunter77 Chirping

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    There are a few small ones around. They are on the inside if the membrane. All the other chicks are done hatching. Just went and checked the mom. She has ten beauties. Lol
     
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    Houndhunter77 Chirping

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    I started to open it a little but he is curled up like a pretzel
     
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    Houndhunter77 Chirping

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    Hes just chirping like crazy. I put him back in the incubator because i was scared. I dont want to kill him. I would have just left him with mom if she didnt crack it open on accident
     
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  6. C3 mommy

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    Try using tweezers and move the membrane from it's head, if it's trying to get out it's ready! :D just take your time, you'll probably see some blood though, my chicks are in the process of hatching and there's blood in the shells :D just to prepare you!!
     
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    Houndhunter77 Chirping

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    Houndhunter77 Chirping

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    Thank you. Ya he is strugging so hard to get out. All the others are hatched so i would think he would be ready. I just dont want to kill him. I have been so patient the last to days watching the yoke absorb.
     
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  9. C3 mommy

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    Has he been yawning? That's a sign it's still absorbing yolk. But sounds like he's ready!
     
  10. Houndhunter77

    Houndhunter77 Chirping

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    He is yawning a bit. I havnt taken him out of the bottom yet. Hes trying but hes still attached a little. I have shined a light in and i dont see any yok at all. Just looks like brown membrane. Hes trying like hell. What do you think i should do
     
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