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please help, ive opened up my duck egg and its alive!

sammykinssammykins Member
edited February 2011 in Producers and Vets
Ive just opened my duck egg and there is one in it!!!!!!

Basically, the incubator has 7 days to go!! and since looking on so many photos on infertile eggs it looked like mine was infertile!, silly old me decided that it was no good, so i cracked open a little bit and saw a duck actually moving!! now i wouldnt mind but i had been candling this egg for a while and for about an hour this evening, after not seing any veins or movement!!

What should i do? i have taped it up just the side that was picked open and have put it back into the incubator, is this the right thing to do? god i need help.

Please i dont want to hear how silly ive been, i feel bad enough and i swear the egg was all dark and empty where the egg sack was! i really thought the egg yoke was stuck to the side and had died early

By the way its an Aylesbury duck


  • mollydollymollydolly Senior Member
    edited February 2011
    oh no poor duckling. Not really a duck person but the little I know is. The eggs are porous, so make sure whatever you tape it up with just covers the crack and is breathable.
    I guess the shell protects the chick from the outside world (germs etc), is the integrity of the egg still intact? if so it should protect the duckling. If the shell is falling apart I am not sure what you can do. Make sure your incubator is really clean.
    Good luck hope it all works out ok
  • sandiesbrahmassandiesbrahmas Super Moderator
    edited February 2011
    Hi there were a couple of responses to this post yesterday,

  • sammykinssammykins Member
    edited February 2011
    thanks ive checked them x
  • pb632pb632 Junior Member
    edited February 2011
    Hi, i'm curious what happend to this duckling? Where can I find the rest of this post? x
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