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10hour old duckling

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Hi everyone, I have never hatched anyone before but last night when I got home from work I discovered that my duck who had been broody for a while had actually hatched her eggs and two chicks were dead in the run. I was heartbroken, brought her and the last egg she was sitting on inside, it was peeping and had pipped the egg but hours and hours later there was no change and I was afraid it would die in the egg. I read up on it and helped the duckling out late last night. This morning momma was sitting on duckling and baby is dry but not standing up. Will it be ok? Will it survive as the only baby? Please any help is appreciated!
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Is it peeping and moving? Look healthy? Is she the only adult duck in the pen, if not making it that way. Others might see the hatching as a threat. Picture?
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I brought them both inside the mom is sitting on lucky (duckling) and the duckling does peep, loudly when she moves or gets off. Getting picture, but duckling isn't standing, trying to hold her head up and rolling around a little.
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When I went in to get a picture baby jumped right up!
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Originally Posted by beckybogart89 View Post

When I went in to get a picture baby jumped right up!

Lol, seems to be perking up? Also I think the single duckling will do fine you technically have two ducks. The mother and baby. Has it had any water/food or has it made any attempts to eat/drink. The yolk sac should last at least 3 days anyways, just in case.

Ducklings have a high death rate in the wild. Mothers may lay 20 eggs and only 3 or so may reach adulthood.
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