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Ducks can hide paid very well. your little ones doesn't sound like she has unabsorbed yolk.  When they still have yolk they don't try to crawl,  Sounds like your little one may have a swelled up navel.  Need to keep her warm and get rid of the wet paper towels,  Need to let the nave shrink up or another words shrink wrap.    My question would be where is the cord??  There should be a cord attached??  if so is there blood in the cord?  Is the duck still in the shell?

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Thank you! The ducky is a trooper! I'm starting to think she's going to make it. I don't have an incubator... This duck came from her mama out side in her nest and hatched on her own I probably should have clarified that in this post. I have her on a damp cloth but her sac from the yolk is still starting to dry out quite a bit. Is this the goal or do I want to keep it moist? She's moving around alot this morning much more then yesterday sure hope this is a good sign..... Day two! Here we come!

 

Ah, ok. Thanks for more information! It's really hard to give you advice on what to do next without a picture. We really need to see exactly what is left attached to her. Is she still eating/drinking and active today? 

 

I would be wary of using something made for humans on a duckling, alot of products can be too harsh or even toxic to birds. So I would advise against the lanolin. You can clean the area with something like betadyne or chlorhexadine, then apply some antibiotic gel (the kind without pain reliever) to the area to keep it from becoming infected. 

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I lost net for a few days but I return with fantastic news! My duck made it. I didn't end up putting lanolin on her but instead just let it heal up and fall of on its own and it did!!!!! You can't even tell now that she had a un absorbed yolk. I'm so happy and grateful for the support I found here. Ty again.
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I lost net for a few days but I return with fantastic news! My duck made it. I didn't end up putting lanolin on her but instead just let it heal up and fall of on its own and it did!!!!! You can't even tell now that she had a un absorbed yolk. I'm so happy and grateful for the support I found here. Ty again.

NICE, GOOD JOB, now we must see a pic...

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I lost net for a few days but I return with fantastic news! My duck made it. I didn't end up putting lanolin on her but instead just let it heal up and fall of on its own and it did!!!!! You can't even tell now that she had a un absorbed yolk. I'm so happy and grateful for the support I found here. Ty again.

 

That's great to hear! And I agree, we need to see a pic of the little cutie! ^-^

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