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Baby duck wont uncurl its head from its body

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Missypeace2416, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Missypeace2416

    Missypeace2416 In the Brooder

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    So im hatching ducks and it was good yesterday there were 2 drying in the incubator the older one is fluffy and dry but wont uncurl its head from its body and walk it just lays there younger one is up and walking im just wondering what i should do thanks if you can help.
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! Can you post some pictures of it?
     
  3. Missypeace2416

    Missypeace2416 In the Brooder

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    Yea and when it curls it starts rolling around like that
     

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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Has it pooped yet?
     
  5. Missypeace2416

    Missypeace2416 In the Brooder

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    I don't know it doesn't try moving unless you uncurl its neck then it just curls back up it doesn't try moving and i've dipped its beak in water it does nothing but lay there
     
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  6. Duckhatcher123

    Duckhatcher123 Chirping

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    It might have hatched to early
     
  7. Missypeace2416

    Missypeace2416 In the Brooder

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    Will it recover or should i cull it is there anything i can do to help it
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    What does it's umbilicus look like?
     
  9. Missypeace2416

    Missypeace2416 In the Brooder

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    I posted a picture
     

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I've seen this before in a couple of mine. One was curled because it had a massive infection, the other had a deformity. You could try making a neck brace, or maybe try some b and e vitamins.

    Before you cull, I'd like to hear what @WVduckchick , @Pyxis, @Ravynscroft , @Miss Lydia , and @Amiga have to say.
     

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