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Baby duckling in trouble!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gpateacher, May 25, 2016.

  1. gpateacher

    gpateacher New Egg

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    Hi, I'm hatching Pekin ducks in my classroom. Today begins day 29. We have a duckling who was stuck in the egg and drying out. We helped him to hatch out but he is very weak, not fluffing up. He seems underdeveloped in ways but is struggling to survive. Any suggestions or help is welcomed! [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    A rough hatch is very exhausting to a duckling/chick. It can take them longer to get up and walk etc. I think it would be best to post on the "Duck thread." I don't know what temps. the brooder should be kept at., etc. How soon they should be eating and drinking.. Please do not give up on him.
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already from DD so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I hope your little one is doing a bit better by now?
     
  6. jaybud

    jaybud Out Of The Brooder

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    Had the same similar problem too years ago with a African goose. Best advice I can say to do is keep a lamp on them and be adament on manually feeding and helping them to drink water. When I say adament I mean hourly check ups, stayed up all night on time with mine.
     

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