The other duckling rolled it over and helped it out. Ok I’m very new to incubating. This is super gross but is this normal? Other one did not have this either. Also, I only have other eggs that have pipped. Should I take the other two out before they progress more?Has it been trying to push itself out but is unable to? If yes, I would gently pull its head free from the egg. It will do the rest.
This duckling seemed fine after breaking through the shell in that position. As she ( I say she bc they’re welsh harlequins and beak looks pink) dried I noticed she’s looking straight up. It keeps her from standing but she is still very lively. What can I do? The feed store I went to only had non medicated chick starter with 18% protein and I have not been able to locate any growers yeast. I have one of those electrolyte powders but have not given any yet.
I finally found some brewers yeast at a vitamin store. I have been giving an electrolyte mix and she seems improved already. Would those vitamin e capsules for human consumption work? Just to break open? If so, how much do I give her?Can you post a picture? Sounds like it may be 'stargazing' - it could have hatched with a Vitamin E deficiency. To correct that, she would of course need supplemental Vitamin E. If you can buy some and give it to her, it may help. Improvement can take weeks sometimes, though.
Also, you definitely want to order some Brewer's Yeast or other form of niacin to add to their food, to make sure they don't end up with leg issues from a niacin deficiency.