Hell thats a golden eye duckling!!! They nest is made in tree and sometimes they fall out you can raise them they just have to have 20% more protien then normal ducklings.
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My duckling actually had the same thing. How full of blood is it? Use a hair dryer to dry it out actually it worked for me. And it bled a little but it was ok I actually cut it and he was ok after I dryer it out.
Looks like the yolk has absorbed- but just some veins there still to reduce and the belly to close up. Let the duckling rest and as it dries up- the belly will close up on it own as the blood leaves the veins. Just watch for infection in the guy. He could easily get an infection at the site due t the glob of mucus looking residue that is right at he area that needs to close over.
Things are looking much better! The slimy stuff has mostly dried up and I feel like it will fall off soon It's being held on by a very thin dried up piece.
He is having trouble standing and he can't really walk yet. He is drinking and eating. I'm currently feeding him crushed up, water soaked cat food and he seems to like it.
the temp in his brooder is about 95 degrees F. Is that good? or should it be different?
Just watch him to make sure he doesnt display signs of being too warm- but being on his own and not having another duckling or two to snuggle up to- warmer is better than being too cold. If it is too hot- it will act very sluggish and try to get away from the heat, and want to drink ( more than a duckling normally does...which can be hard to tell )
I'm haVing the same problem with one of the ducks that started to peck at its shell to get out. I decided to help it but I found out it had its yolk still attached! I cleaned some of the blood seeping out but I left half of the egg still with the duck. I don't have an incubator so I did a layering of thin paper towels on the bottom, a cloth around it and some aluminum foil. It's also inside the house where it's much warmer than outside since it is windy and a bit chilly here in North Carolina. Do you think it'll make it? I hope my MO doesn't put it back with the mama since she will most likely eat it and it will die
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