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Help duckling hatched early with yolk sac and umbilical cord still attached

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My duckling hatched 2 days early. and the yolk sack and umbilical cord are still attached to the inside of the egg what do I do?!?! Please help.
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My duckling hatched 2 days early. and the yolk sack and umbilical cord are still attached to the inside of the egg what do I do?!?! Please help.

Welcome to BYC! How is your duckling doing?

-Kathy
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Do nothing! Make sure the duckling is safely in the incubator by itself and allow it to absorb the yolk. My Welsh had the same thing occur after hatching from the wrong end and is alive and well. Once it absorbs it will naturally dry and detach.


Edited by JurassicFunk - 10/10/15 at 9:06am
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incubator*


Edited by JurassicFunk - 10/10/15 at 9:17am
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