Yolk Sac outside of hatching duckling!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mammaofmiracles, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. mammaofmiracles

    mammaofmiracles Chirping

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    IMG_2859.JPG :barnieThe ducklings that were a week behind my other 2 started hatching yesterday and while I was gone made its way half out of the shell. We were all excited while watching it until my daughter noticed that the yolk sac is still outside of the duckling. I don't remember where I saw this but I got a wet rag and wrapped the duck and the egg in an upright position in a little cup and placed it back in incubator. Is that what I do???
     
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    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    I'd remove the damp towel as that might chill the duckling. Otherwise things sound good, get it in a cup that it can't get out of and prop it up in its shell to let it finish absorbing everything. Make sure the humidity in the incubator stays nice and high so that things don't start to dry out.
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    yep, cup is good, but dry soft paper towel would work too. Moist in the bottom so it doesn't stick, but be careful with the wet towel that the duckling doesn't get a chill.

    If it's possible to put the duckling's butt back in the egg, then sit it in the cup, that's the safest. Skip the damp towel. Just cushion around it with dry towel.
     
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    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Haha didn't see Pyxis' comment! :highfive:
     
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    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Teamwork! :highfive:

    Lol I miss the old feature on BYC that let you know when someone had posted a reply while you were looking at the thread.
     
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    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Ya know, this one does *sometimes* but not all the time. :confused:
     
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  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    I know, it's weird and it only does it sporadically. Did it while I was typing this though lol.
     
  10. mammaofmiracles

    mammaofmiracles Chirping

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    IMG_2863.JPG IMG_2865.JPG So this is how much of the yolk there is.... I got rid of the damp rag, but we have no paper towels :(
    So I have the egg and the duck propped up in a cup. It looks uncomfortable :hit
     

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