Baby duck with 'guts' hanging out?**Nevermind, it died**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyd2008, May 2, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    First off, let me start by saying that I did not help this baby to hatch. I noticed it when I took the babies out of the bator, and it is the only one with this problem.

    Anyway, I don't think it's the yolk sac, this is more red looking, almost like the intestines? Will the ducky die, or will it finish going inside? Anything I can do, or should I just let nature take its course?

    Thanks for any help [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] i dont know Shelley! i guess i'd let nature take its course... sorry about the baby! [​IMG]
     
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any chance of a pic?
     
  4. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine had this and it dried up and fell off in a couple of days. Hope this is the same as yours. I think it is like an umbilical cord?
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pic please, could be hernia, or just umbilical cord waiting to dry.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Well crap, I went to take a pic and it has died already [​IMG] RIP little ducky
     
  7. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  8. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor baby. I'm so sorry.
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bugger... guess we know what it is now.. [​IMG]
     

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