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I came down this morning to find overnight one of my ducklings had hatched but there was a little clot of blood on its bottom and it hasn't really moved much and it has its eyes closed! What is this?!
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Hi Emily,

 

You've posted on new member introductions - maybe if you tried either the Duck forum or the "emergencies, diseases, injuries and cures" forum you may have better luck.

 

Sorry, i have no experience of hatching eggs or ducks, so I'm afraid I'm no use. 

 

Good luck

 

CT

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Hi Emily,

You've posted on new member introductions - maybe if you tried either the Duck forum or the "emergencies, diseases, injuries and cures" forum you may have better luck.

Sorry, i have no experience of hatching eggs or ducks, so I'm afraid I'm no use. 

Good luck

CT
Sorry I didn't notice this ! Thanks
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Welcome to BYC!

Where exactly is the duckling bleeding from? You said "bottom", do you mean his vent or where his umbilical cord is/was?
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Welcome to BYC!

Where exactly is the duckling bleeding from? You said "bottom", do you mean his vent or where his umbilical cord is/was?
Where his tail is! The duck cannot stand either! X
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Poor little guy! I hope he improves. fl.gif
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Is  it fresh blood/ bleeding now  or just dried up?  If he just hatched, he will be very worn out - hatching is very rough for a baby., and they sleep a lot the first days or so.  He might have had a tear or  scratch in the process.  I have never had ducks but, I assume they  have a sac attached which should be absorbed at birth- that provides nourishment. Some times it is not fully absorbed and the baby is born with it still attached.

 

Please do post on the "Duck thread," because they can give you much  better advice than I can.  Put the name in the search box and it will come up.

 

Don't feel bad about posting in the wrong place,  the last couple of days I've found people asking about lizards, goats,  dogs, cats, wild animals - everything BUT chickens. I think everyone deserves the dignity of a reply, and to be courteously pointed in the right direction. 

 

Backyard chickens  does have threads for ducks, geese, swans, emus,  so you really are NOT out of bounds here.  We have many new members asking about their ducks.

 

I hope your duckling will have a good outcome.

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