Yolk not absorbed yet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bnemeth, May 13, 2011.

  1. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 30, 2011
    I had a duck egg start hatching yesterday morning and he half way climbed out this afternoon. He still has a somewhat large yolk sac attached and it doesn't seem to have gotten smaller in the last 4 hours. Is this normal? He's kicking and peeping like a normal duck but is still attached to the shell
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Yep - just wait it out. It will dry out and fall off.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  3. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my newly hatches fuzzy butted ducks was the same, came out, still attached to the shell, yolk not fully absorbed, i seperated him in the incubator, and kinda, tucked him in with a towel, so he couldnt kick away the egg till it was done, took 10 hours, so patients,it will happen, just keep him warm and comfy
     

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