what is it supposed to look like?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklinglove, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. ducklinglove

    ducklinglove New Egg

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    Hi, im incubating mallard ducks and im
    wondering, when they first pip what does the inside look and feel like?
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what you mean. When they pip you can't really see much inside never mind feel it.
     
  3. ducklinglove

    ducklinglove New Egg

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    my family keeps saying its alive, im not really sure.
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did someone assist? That's not what it normally looks like.
     
  5. ducklinglove

    ducklinglove New Egg

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    no, its just like that. maybe one of my family members did...
     
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  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with them. That isn't normal. I'd be worried about the membrane drying out.
     
  7. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way ducklings hatch is to pip a small air hole with their egg tooth and then crack the shell all the way around the large end of the egg so it pops off like a cap. Your egg has definately been cracked by something other than the duckling inside. If you keep the membrane moist and there is movement you might still get it to hatch but if you are in doubt I am thinking it is probably dead. You can push on the duckling to see if it moves or if it is stiff.
     

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