when is it okay to intervene with hatching?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckface, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. duckface

    duckface Songster

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    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?
     
  2. CorralitosSunflower

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    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!
     
  3. duckface

    duckface Songster

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    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
     
  4. duckyfromoz

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  5. duckface

    duckface Songster

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    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!
     
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  6. TK Poultry

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    How did it go? is the little guy ok?
     
  7. duckface

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  8. CorralitosSunflower

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    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 [​IMG] I am glad he made it out and is doing well!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. duckface

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    No worries! Here's a pic of the little guy. He's a tiny one, but seems to be thriving.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Ewe Mama2

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    He's a darling. So glad you were able to help him out!
     

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