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Duckling hatch but not doing much else

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My duckling had trouble hatching, so after 48 hrs I opened its hole a bit more and it was able to get out. Now the duckling hasn't done much since exiting. How long until they get up, move around and behave like I think a duckling should?
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Is it just the one? She might need a companion to energize and get her up.  Make sure she's eating and drinking, and if not try and spoon feed her.  I have just had chickens but when I get them after 24 hours they are walking and stuff.  But they do sleep a lot.  Hope that helps!!

The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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The girls:

Easter Eggers-Coconut, Gold n' Plump, Stir Fry

Australorps-Curry, Minnie, Kung Poa, Blossom

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She is probably exhausted. How long has it been since she hatched. They can live off the contents of the egg for 3 days. Some are just weaker than others. Especially after a long stressful delivery to the world she probably just needs rest.
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