Call Duck with Cleft Bill - How can I help it eat??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by laurenh, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. laurenh

    laurenh Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!
    I have a day old Call Duckling that has a cleft bill (which is also slightly out of alignment)[​IMG]

    . Its looking healthy otherwise and is drinking. It has even attempted eating the chick crumb but doesn't seem to quite manage getting it down...
    Any suggestions on how to make it easier for it to eat / what else I can try it on. It is pretty tiny so maybe crushing the crumb might help?!
    Thanks
     
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  3. laurenh

    laurenh Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that. It seems yoghurt may be worth a try, or moistening the crumb. I'll have a go with that as it seems keen to eat.
     

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