Duckling didn't adsorb all the yolk

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ilovechickens34, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. ilovechickens34

    ilovechickens34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our call duck mom hatched 10 baby ducklings, and left the last one behind. The one she left behind was hatching, and I couldn't just leave it in the nest, so I decided to put it in the incubator to hatch. I was going to give it back after it got fluffy and could walk.
    But It took a long time to hatch, and when it did, I saw this weird thing on it, where it was absorbing the yolk. It's almost as if it didnt absorb all of it or something. It did hatch itself, we did NOT help it.
    The weird thing is, is It seems to be strong, and it's lifting its head and acting like a normal duckling.

    Do you think it'll absorb the rest? It's very strange, I've never seen anything like it.

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    if the yolk indeed wasn't absorbed then it might make it, keep it separate from the others and make sure that where you keep it has no sharp things that it could hurt itself on
     
  3. ilovechickens34

    ilovechickens34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, we have it in a Guinea Pig cage away from the others. It's doing okay right now. There's no way it can hurt its self in that, so I'll keep it in there. Do you think the mother will accept it if it is away from her for a few days?
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    hopefully. when you put it back with her you can probably take all the duckling away,mix in the little one and return them and she probably won't see a difference
     
  5. ilovechickens34

    ilovechickens34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    good luck!
     
  7. ilovechickens34

    ilovechickens34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll keep you posted.
     
  8. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    great! do so either through a pm or this thread
     

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