1st hatch of ducks...help...

darwin ducks

In the Brooder
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Apr 23, 2013
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Hello! I'm very new to this arena and I have just hatched my first duck eggs. 2 hatched well without trouble the 3rd seems to have a growth or something. Maybe a placenta? It's underneath where I'm guessing a belly button would be. I'm very worried. He just hatched so he is tired but this thing is hanging on for dear life! Should I be worried???
 

redsoxs

Crowing
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Jul 17, 2011
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Howdy from Kansas, darwin ducks, and
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! Pleased to have you aboard! I am sorry to hear about your duckling. I suggest you post in the luck below for more precise advice. Good luck to you!

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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I don't know about ducks but, chickens may be born with the yolk sac still attached. I would imagine this is like the duckling has. You generally leave it alone and it will be absorbed by the chick after awhile. I would prevent the other hatchling from bothering him until it is absorbed and drops off - so it isn't damaged.
 

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