when is it okay to intervene with hatching?

duckface

Songster
10 Years
Aug 1, 2009
154
17
111
the back of my horse
I have a pekin egg that pipped over 48 hrs. ago that has made virtually no progress. Its bill is protruding through a small hole, but there are no other cracks on the shell. Its bill opens and closes so I know it's still alive, but I'm afraid it's stuck because it's not making any attempt to push or wiggle. What can I do?
 

CorralitosSunflower

Songster
10 Years
Jun 24, 2009
212
7
111
Corralitos
If the bill is sticking out of the hole it is probably stuck and unable to zip- I would help it. Follow the intructions posted as a sticky at the top of this forum. Good luck!
 

duckface

Songster
10 Years
Aug 1, 2009
154
17
111
the back of my horse
I must be blind...these are the topics listed in the sticky that I found...

101 reasons we love ducks

Sexing Ducklings (Please check here first big_smile

The ULTIMATE list of DUCK Treats and Supplements

Duck Waterers

How Many Ducks do our Members Have?

Duck Housing and Runs

Migratory/Ornamental Waterfowl
 

duckface

Songster
10 Years
Aug 1, 2009
154
17
111
the back of my horse
Well, I never did find it, but I helped and he's out. Thanks for the response, CS!

Oops, we posted at the same time, oz! Thanks for the info, though!
 
Last edited:

duckface

Songster
10 Years
Aug 1, 2009
154
17
111
the back of my horse
Yes, he is, thanks for asking! He's in with his brothers and sisters and happy as can be. I was nervous as could be, but I'm so glad I was able to get him out in time.
 

CorralitosSunflower

Songster
10 Years
Jun 24, 2009
212
7
111
Corralitos
Argghh! I think I am losing my mind, for some reason my email started sending all my notifications to spam so I didn't know there was any otherresponses on this post. I am so sorry, yes, the sticky is in the incubating and hatching section I guess I forgot I was in the duck section
I am glad he made it out and is doing well!!!!
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom