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Duck hatched w yolk sac

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nanceann, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. nanceann

    nanceann Chirping

    Jun 12, 2012
    Amsterdam, MO
    We had a goose setting on duck eggs. They are all in about the 4th week. We've lost a couple already because there are chickens in there also. So yesterday husband had me bring eggs to the house. One had started to hatch. I helped it some today. Now that it's out it still has the yolk sac attached. Do I do anything?
    This is our first time and we are pretty clueless

  2. dotknott

    dotknott Songster

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    The yolk should be absorbed within a day. Keep that little one warm and ideally away from siblings that may trample him.

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