the intervention

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChiefZero, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. ChiefZero

    ChiefZero Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok It has been 30+ days in my incubator, pekin duck eggs. They were shaking for a while then they stopped. So I decided from all the info I read the only chance I had was to intervene. I did and no blood was really comin out. When I was done the duck was in a very little filmy layer with some veins around. Also a yolk was at it bottom. it was completely developed.
    then I was looking at it when I relized I intervended to soon! It started to open its mouth and moving! So with no knowledge of what to do I put it back in its shell and wrapped a damp warm rag around it with only its beak out. What should I do? Did I intervene to soon? also how coul it be alive and with a yolk sac so late 30-31 days?


    thanks
    ChiefZero
     
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Just leave it there in the towel and see if it absorbs. Mine had a blobby thing attached to it - it was brown though - and as soon as it started "crawling" it compeltely fell off.

    I know it is hard! I feel for you! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChiefZero

    ChiefZero Out Of The Brooder

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    wait so put it in the icubator without the shell and with a towel wrapped around it?
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your temps and humidity I would say have been off and they are developing later than they should...Another reason I never help out, it may or may not make it ... fingers crossed for you...
     
  5. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
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    That is what I did and the blob fell off when it tried to crawl out.
     
  6. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  7. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how are they now?
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    sounds like your temps were a little low. If the yolk isn't absorbed it probably wont make it, but there's always a chance. good luck, I hope it works out for you. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChiefZero

    ChiefZero Out Of The Brooder

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    No I don't think it is but tomorrow wil tell!
     
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    How's the little one today?
     

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