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He's out, was stuck to the membrane in spots. Plus feet are curled. Back in incubator to dry. Will wait and see. Should I put some ointment on the navel area?

Now I guess it is time to open up the air cell on the other one to check for signs of life.

Yay!
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post #14332 of 157631
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 This is great I'm the baby round here :celebrate

Not necessarily; there's this 16 yr old in Louisiana who stops by occasionally, says a word or two, maybe asks a question, then disappears for a couple three days.

Be patient; your time's comin' ;) 


Edited by kwhites634 - 12/17/15 at 9:14am

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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Just popped in again....glad that little chick is out!!!
Didn't want to post while people were in need.....still no ice here...,hmm.png
Edited by LittleLakePhil - 12/17/15 at 9:09am
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Looks like the other one didn't make it. Ugh, now I'm not sure if I want to check the others.

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How's the one that hatched?
post #14336 of 157631
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Not necessarily; there's this 16 yr old in Louisiana who stops by occasionally, says a word or two, maybe asks a question, then disappears for a couple three days.

Be patient; your time's comin' ;) 

I know my time's comin' and I'm sure my kids will say the same things I'm currently saying about you guys being old enough to be my parents and grandparents :gig

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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Is there any other way to dry the duckling besides in the bator? The temp in there has dropped several degrees and is not seeming to climb back up.

 

Will have to check on the chick eggs, but they have all probably quit too. Set them to hatch the same day as the ducks, which should have been Sunday.

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Is there any other way to dry the duckling besides in the bator? The temp in there has dropped several degrees and is not seeming to climb back up.

 

Will have to check on the chick eggs, but they have all probably quit too. Set them to hatch the same day as the ducks, which should have been Sunday.

You have a brooder?

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

post #14339 of 157631
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Originally Posted by Eliza1313 View Post
 

Is there any other way to dry the duckling besides in the bator? The temp in there has dropped several degrees and is not seeming to climb back up.

 

Will have to check on the chick eggs, but they have all probably quit too. Set them to hatch the same day as the ducks, which should have been Sunday.


If he isn't shivering, he should be fine in the incubator.  You can also put him under the heat lamp, just make sure he has plenty of room to get into a cooler area if need be...

 

Just in case you end up with a lone duck, you should start looking around for someone who has some ducklings or even chicks to keep him company. Otherwise he will need lots of attention and will become imprinted on humans which will lead to issues when the hormones kick in; http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-a-human-imprinted-duckling-howards-story

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Oh and you can try a float test on the ones who haven't hatched yet. I haven't done this yet but I have seen a lot of people on here who have. If you just do a search for "float test" there should be plenty of information about it. But the general idea is, make sure there are NO pips/cracks in the shell, get a container with 100 degree water deep enough for an egg to have room to either float or sink and place them in the water. If they sink, they are duds, if they float with just the top of the shell above water, they developed to near term and if these wobble, they are still alive. If they float high on the water, watch out because these might be stink bombs, handle with care...

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