Cull this duckling?? Advice pls

KrisCVT

Songster
6 Years
Sep 6, 2015
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Central Massachusetts
No replies to my other posts so in a nutshell: pipped wrong end day 30. Have been slowly helping it hatch. Finally helped it all the way out today (day 32) because membrane was looking dry and duckling very vocal. However- this doesn’t look like yolk..is this a hernia or prolapse? Any hope???
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Evelyn Walker

Songster
Apr 3, 2019
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900
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Florida
Looks like it hasn't fully absorbed the yolk...the best thing you can do is to try to keep the duckling warm and the yolk moist. Sometimes they absorb it and are completely healthy afterwards, but be prepared; there's a high chance it won't make it. :(
 

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