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What happened to my duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sarahmf, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    I tried to rescue some eggs I found thrown in the water. Only one started developing, and it got all the way to day 24 without a problem. Then day 25 it seemed to stop moving and I could no longer see veins. I left her, hoping she would hatch. Today was day 29 and still nothing, so I carefully opened her up. As you can see by the picture she didn't make it. I am crushed, But is it normal for a duck to have such a large yolk sac? It's almost bigger than her.
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably died at some point right towards the end. They absorb the yolk before hatching with just a little remainder at hatching. Humidity, temp issue, there are alot of things that could happen.
     
  3. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    Ok, thanks
     

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