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Urgent question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bocapallranch, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. bocapallranch

    bocapallranch New Egg

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    Is it possible for a duck egg to survive if his shell got cracked and his head is out? there was a little bit of bleeding and I can clearly tell his yolk is not absorbed. The air cell was definitely drawn down to one side, so he was close to hatching but I don't know what day they were on. My friend gave me the eggs after their dog killed the mother duck. And then my power went out and I had to relocate my incubator and it got cracked/opened in the process, ugh!!! I have him just in the incubator and he's just laying there moving his head around once in a while. His head is the only thing out of the egg.
     
  2. bigredshaverhen

    bigredshaverhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really not sure. What day is he?
     
  3. SavannahG

    SavannahG New Egg

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    That's unfortunate. It doesn't seem likely that he will survive. Poor thing.
     
  4. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    If he is moving he has a chance, just leave him alone and see what happens. Keep me updated I am interested in what happens :)
     
  5. bocapallranch

    bocapallranch New Egg

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    Thanks guys. It is very unfortunate :( but I just wanted to see if others have had success or not with this kind of situation. [​IMG]
     
  6. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    So this video is super cheesy but its real and I thought it might help you with ideas. If they can do this I think this little guy might survive :)
     
  7. bocapallranch

    bocapallranch New Egg

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    I did see that about a week ago! Thanks! Hopefully this little guy makes it.
     
  8. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep me updated :)
     
  9. Kilkilkorken

    Kilkilkorken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hoping the little baby makes it.
     
  10. bocapallranch

    bocapallranch New Egg

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    Unfortunately he didn't make it. [​IMG]

    I did an "eggtopsy" and the yolk was clearly not absorbed. Can anyone tell me what day this was?
     

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