We have a baby - almost - lol ** UPDATE **

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crazy4Chicks, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    well this little one started to pip yesterday - dont know when we were out and about most of the day - I looked in on "her" this morning to see she had made a bigger hole and was moving and breathing and rolling her egg round -- so I have been doing busy work - i went outside to water flowers and tell Ebony the mommy duck one of her babies is trying to hatch

    came back in and saw this --


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    there is alot more blood than I thought there would be and I have seen her gasping a few times - is that normal. I can clearly see her bill and one little webbed foot -


    Julie
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2008
  2. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    Has anyone been trying to help it hatch? With my chicks that hatch I don't see that much blood.
     
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I am the only one home - and I have not been doing anything with her -since this is my first hatch I would not know where to begin even if this duckling needed my help - so I have just been watch her -- the other two eggs so far dont look like they are doing anything yet - but hopefully tonight they will start today is day 29 for these babies



    Julie
     
  4. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    well baby is out I saw her kinda do this push roll out kinda move and noticed that she is still stuck to the shell - I opened the bator to get a look and there is about a quarter sized piece of yolk still attached to the shell which is attached to the duckling so I wrapped a washcloth around her - to make sure she dont move to much -- what are her chances to survive??? I am very new to hatching I dont know what to do - how long do I leave her in there? what do I do with her now?

    why did she hatch before she was totally ready ? I have 2 other eggs in there I am hoping hatch better. This is really frustrating I feel like I should be doing something for her but I dont know what to do -- Does temp have something to do with them hatching like this or was it the humidity I am really confussed as what to do now - I was so scaried to have something like this happen my first time hatching eggs

    Please help [​IMG]

    here is a pic I managed to snap while I was wrapping her up

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    Julie
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    She will be ok. My survivor had the same problem
     
  6. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I have never hatched ducks but I have had a few chicks hatch that did not have the entire yolk absorbed and were still attached to the shell. I just let them be even though it looked like they had very little chance of surviving. They absorbed the yolk and were fine. I did have to cut the cord on one chick. It was dragging the bottom of the egg shell all over the bator.
     
  7. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    its gonna be a 50/50 chance on that one. if it can absorb it may make it. But i think alot of them become infected or dry up before it has a chance.

    we are pullin for him/her.. [​IMG]

    Charlie
     
  8. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    how do I keep it from drying up? is there a way to remove some of that shell without removing the yoke sack from her? how long do i lever her in there?
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some body should be able to give you tips on that. I my self never mess with them anymore. I hate to say it, but i put them down when it happens.

    But i know there is some on here that have got them through it and maybe they will respond and help you through this.

    charlie
     
  10. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    if it looks like she will not pull through i will put her down - but how should i do it??
     

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