baby duckling with bleeding umbelical chord

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aham999, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. aham999

    aham999 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC.

    I'd suggest that you re-post this thread on both the "Emergencies, disease, injuries and cures" and the "Duck" forums for feedback for responses on the issue - I'm sorry, i have no experience with which to help you out.

    Good luck

    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with CTken - also I think it is too young to let them be in the sink - the could get chilled if not dried off. Ducks are only waterproof because of constant preening of the oil gland so they can spread it over their feathers. A baby duck doesn't know that yet. The water could adversely affect the bleeding cord as well, since ducklings are probably pooing in the water.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    x2, but I'd like to mention - ducks don't have umbilicals cords, those are exclusive to mammals...[​IMG]
     

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