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

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

  1. lizardboy55

    lizardboy55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!

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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    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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