Yolk not absorbed yet

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

  1. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

    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

    May 10, 2011
    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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