Chance of Survival?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TeenDuckLady, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so.... Has anyone had a duckling hatch early with its yolk sac still attached?
    If so, what are the chances it will survive?
     
  2. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a few hatch with 'stuff' attached to them that came off soon after. They were the first hatches and they were fine. I had one that I definitely believe was yolk attached at the end. Two of the three last ones died, I'm not sure if one was the yolk one.

    I did read another post where someone had that happen and their duck did ultimately die but that doesn't mean it'll happen with you. I'm not sure anyone would have stats, but I did a quick search and found this from Amykins:



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis


    Also, positive replies for other which indicate odds are good if done properly:

    -if the humidity and temp stay right it can take like 7 hours to absorb its yolk sac. need to keep its surroundings clean and sterile so no bacteria gets it

    -[​IMG] Yay!!!!! Sounds like you did everything right and s/he is going to be fine!!

    -Yay - I love happy endings! What need pictures - I've never seen on newly hatched, simply amazing. Congrats on your new babies!
     
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  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    How's the little fellow,
     
  4. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby is doing good right now, but his "belly-button" is swollen
     
  5. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Can you send a pic, wonder if he has an infection
     
  6. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got home from school, and it isn't red or swollen the feathers have covered it like a normal duck belly... this duck continues to amaze me. we put some antibiotic ointment on it, I guess it helped
     
  7. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My name's Popcorn!
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    My little snuggle-bug
     
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  8. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww[​IMG]
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute, cute, cute! :love
     
  10. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg, adorable!!!

    But yeah, you are doing the right thing putting antibiotic ointment on it. The swelling should continue to go down. :)
     

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