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So sad.poor outcome on my 'scovy clutch (demises and a major deformity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaMarcy, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When our Spotty decided to goof off with her clutch, I saved them and relocated them to the incubator. 8 went into lockdown. Last night 2 failed the float test but I gave them too now. Of the 8, I could see/hear one pecking inside and 2 are zipping. A 4th I could just barely se emoving within the egg, with no signs of internal PIP. The other 4 I (re)float tested and all are 4 are dead. I PIP'd for the active one and it looks pretty dry, so i moistened it, took the top off the egg, and it's back in the bator and peeping. The 2 zipping I left as-is. The one barely moving I PIp'd for, located what I thought was a bill, and PIP'd the inner membrane with minimal bleeding. However, I think I pip'd t the wing so I decided to go ahead and explore, still with what I consider minimaal bleeding. I thought I saw a foot/claws but then noticed it was gasping for breath. The poor little thing has a terribly deformed bill, all squished up like a bulldog with it's tongue flopped to the side. I have no idea if it will make it or not, or be able to eat or drink. I decided to give it a chance, took the top off the egg, moistened the membrane, and it's in the bator. If it can make it out of the egg I'll give it a chance to live. [​IMG] These ducks are pretty special to us, being the offspring of our beloved flock of 4. Perhaps they are siblings and the gene combo isn't so good. The 2 I've hatched over the past few weeks seem perfect, and no noticable deformities on eggtopsy of the lost 4.

    I just feel so bad for little Bully.

    If Bully makes it I'll take pics tomorrow. It's so sad. [​IMG]
     
  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just checked on it...still breathing and is actively trying to rotate in the egg. I really hope it makes it and can have a fairly good quality of life.
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] Hopefully Bully makes it.
     
  5. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...still breathing...but I think if it makes it we'll keep the name we had picked, Yoshi.
     
  6. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He decided it was too much, and went to ducky Heaven... poor little fart. I know it's nature's way, but dang. [​IMG]
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm so sorry.
     
  8. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry, I lost a little duck five or six years ago with a badly deformed beak. He made it out but just couldn't keep going [​IMG] I for one always fall completely in love with the little special needs ones and it hurts so much when they don't make it [​IMG]
     
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    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2!!!
     

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