Originally Posted by rockyhranch
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.