duckling

  1. Laracarter123

    Umbilical cord still attached?!

    Hi, I’ve had 3 ducklings hatch out, all happy and healthy. Now I have this little one, umbilical cord still attached. He was wriggling like mad in the shell and had been pipping for 48 hrs prior so we did have to help him out, I think we made the wrong decision and I feel awful, so he is now...
  2. Laracarter123

    Duckling can’t stand HELP!!

    Duckling desperately trying to stand up kicking its legs but can’t stand, feet are staying scrunched up? Hatched around 5 hours ago now.
  3. Brittanyyy

    Ducklings Feet Going Inward - Niacin?

    Hello everyone! I have two ducklings who’s feet are going inwards. One is getting really bad. They just turned a week old. I heard it could be a niacin deficiency? I am feeding them Manna Pro duckling and gosling starter grower. It says 35 mg/lb. I was told that would be enough niacin but I...
  4. Jhalm

    Pipped egg accidentally hit with water

    Hello! So I’m a first time Hatcher and have three ducklings and one (adorable) gosling, he’s the favorite lol. I have a newly pipped egg (just from this morning) which I got a little bit of water on when I was upping the humidity through the sponge hole (something i learned from this site)...
  5. Zen Wildlife Rescuer

    Duckling Has Eye Infection!!

    Hey everyone. As you all know, I am a wildlife rescuer. However, here in our area we don’t get ducklings often. We were called to pick up this little one who needs help desperately. Does anyone know what this is? All help is appreciated.
  6. ChattyChickens4Life

    Duckling w/ Breathing Difficulty

    We just got two ducklings and they’re about 3 weeks old. This morning we noticed one has been sneezing and her breathing sounds clogged. She’s eating and drinking just fine and still seems very active. We put VetRX in their water and are giving them probiotics. We have chickens, but is there...
  7. EmmaGRS

    Ducklings leg is weird. Can’t walk

    Hello, I hatched a duckling yesterday and it’s leg is like stuck to its side. It’s not stuck per se, but he’s unable to stretch it out. He is healthy and he’s moving fine, just can’t walk very well. I think it could be because he was inside the egg for too long or something similar. I had to...
  8. EmmaGRS

    Ducklings leg is weird. Can’t walk

    Hello, I hatched a duckling yesterday and it’s leg is like stuck to its side. It’s not stuck per se, but he’s unable to stretch it out. He is healthy and he’s moving fine, just can’t walk very well. I think it could be because he was inside the egg for too long or something similar. I had to...
  9. Jlmiller5289

    Duckling bill injury

    I feel absolutely awful. My 10 week old runner (boy) bit my almost 1 week old (est) mallards bill. She bled a little bit at first and when I cleaned it with a saline solution it peeled a little bit. (I was dabbing it on carefully, not trying to rub but she wasn’t holding still of course) I put...
  10. A

    Is this duckling shrink wrapped?

    So my first duckling has pipped internally and kept trying to do it in the wrong spot so I gave her a safety hole. After 18 hours of no change I widened it so I can get a better look of what’s going on inside. I only ever opened the incubator in the bathroom with the hot all the way on getting...
  11. Laracarter123

    How developed do my eggs look?

    Hi! I haven’t got a clue how long my silkies been sitting on these duck eggs, I could do with a rough idea on how far along they look so I can get prepared! & also if any look like they’re not developing correctly or dead eggs. I’ve hatched chicks, but it’s my first time with ducklings! I think...
  12. Laracarter123

    Twin egg!?

    My silkie is currently sitting on 6 duck eggs! Not sure how long she’s been sitting for so I thought it would be best to candle. Looks like the one egg has twins?! Anybody had any luck with twin eggs? Is it even a twin egg? could you also help me out with how far developed you believe they are...
  13. Brittanyyy

    Only One Duckling Hatched

    Hi there! I am a preschool teacher and this is my second time hatching duck eggs. Last time I got six baby ducks! This time I only incubated 5 eggs as the person taking the ducks after they hatched only wanted 3. Long story short we only had two duck eggs after the 28 days that we were hoping...
  14. Anime2lover

    Do all cayuga ducks get some white when they molt?

    I just got two Cayuga ducklings. I thought they were supposed to be all black. But recently read that they gain some white when they molt. Is that true for all of them? Of so, how much white would they get for each molt??
  15. WhiteTreeOfGondor

    Ducklings with bald spot on head

    I have 10 one week old ducklings of different breeds, and I noticed yesterday that my two buff orpingtons have both gotten a bald spot on the tops of their heads. It's a little worse than it looks in the picture. They're the only ones like that, but I'm not sure if that's normal "losing their...
  16. Jlmiller5289

    Abandoned wild duckling

    My neighbor found this little one in their yard and since they know I have ducks, they brought it to me 🥺 My own ducks are currently 9 weeks old and I’m keeping them separate from this one. I have a female Rouen and a male Chocolate Runner. I’m not sure on age, guessing around a day old...
  17. JamieMcClain

    Prolapse in duckling

    I have a 3 day blue Swedish female duckling that has a prolapse vent. I’ve tried sugar and preparation H but it keeps coming back out after awhile. Anything I can do to keep it in? All the vets around us are out for the holiday. I’ve taken her away from her siblings which she’s very upset about...
  18. Anime2lover

    Should i wrap my duckling's injury?

    Yesterday my older duckling (she's half feathered out) was outside with her sinking and our slightly younger ducklings were outside in the pen. When we went to bring them in for the day I noticed she had a pecking injury, that was also skinned around the edges. We treated it with bluekote so you...
  19. Z

    My duck is breathing heavily and I don’t know if I should be concerned

    Hi, one of my five 6 week olds Pekin ducks have been breathing very heavily and it sounds like their nose is blocked, it sounds like only one nostril is blocked but i’m not sure if this normal or what could be affecting the duck for this to happen. Also none of my other ducks seem to have this...
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    Duckling Rescue

    Sorry I have no clue where to post this. Also it might be long so thank you in advance. I have a Merganser Duckling that I'm caring for and I need serious help. Anything is seriously appreciated! First and foremost I'm teaching myself everything I can to properly care for this lil duckling and...
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