Baby duck just finished completely hatching, but still has part of his umbilical cord

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AltTipton, May 23, 2018.

  1. AltTipton

    AltTipton In the Brooder

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    He just came completely out. He hatched on the narrow end of the egg. I actually didn't think he was gonna hatch at all bc his egg had some major bruising on the outside. When he hatched the inside of his egg was still bloody, not oozing blood, just a light coating, he has blood on him and his umbilical cord is still there and had a little blood coming out. The bleeding in his umbilical has stopped. He is in a sterile box in the brooder, no other eggs have hatched yet, I'm expecting them within the next day or two, so I don't have to worry about pecking. He seems week, not really trying to stand. breathing fine and chirping a lot. Will he be OK? Should I give him sugar water? This is my first duck hatching.
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! Can you post a picture of his umbilicus?
     
  3. AltTipton

    AltTipton In the Brooder

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    Sorry I thought I had posted it.
     

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    It should finish drawing in and dry up keep the little one on something soft and clean so it doesn't catch it on anything and cause bleeding .

    How is it doing this morning? @AltTipton
     
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  5. AltTipton

    AltTipton In the Brooder

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    He is doing much better this morning. Moving around a bit more and now has two siblings he is sniggled up with.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    How's the navel area look? dried up?
     
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  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    That looked okay..They are still absorbing the yolk after hatching. They sleep a lot the first 24 hours..It will dry up.
     
  8. AltTipton

    AltTipton In the Brooder

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    All dried up and all good. He is perfectly healthy now. Thank you!!!
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Glad he is better! I'm always a little nervous when mine look like that because the risk of them getting an infection is much higher than one that hatched with a properly closed umbilicus.
     
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