Baby Hatch...Is It Okay!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lizardboy55, May 27, 2016.

  1. lizardboy55

    lizardboy55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    Hello everyone,

    This little baby call duck hatch today (day 27) but has a little thing out of its stomach that's bleeding. Is there anything I can put on it or will it be absorbed naturally? Please help!

  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    The navel hasn't fully closed and there was probably a bit of cord attached when it hatched. If you have a little cornstartch you can put a dab on it. I usually just hold a wet q-tip to the navel until it stops. If you have an antibiotic ointment that doesn't have pain killer in it you might want to put a little on the "navel". I'm asuming this is hatched from a broody and in a nest. As long as the bleeding is stopped and it doesn't get infected, it should be ok.

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