Duckling has yellow goo stuck to naval and bottom of egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckmomma24, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Duckmomma24

    Duckmomma24 Out Of The Brooder

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    My first hatching ever was shrink wrapped. Did a beautiful assist with no blood, no scares. But I don't know what this goo is and if she is okay?
     

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  2. Diannastarr

    Diannastarr Overrun With Chickens

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    im not sure from the picture , but if it were me i would just give it a day and see what happens. it should be alright.
     
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  3. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN" Premium Member

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    Looks to me like it wasn't quite done absorbing the yolk. Can you ease it back into the bottom of that shell and if so, prop it upright in a cup with a dry paper towel in the bottom to hold it up for a while?
     
  4. Duckmomma24

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    I tried. She's spunky!
     
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  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    Is it the membrane ? I hate not seeing well anymore. :barnie
     
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  6. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN" Premium Member

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    Just leave it to rest then and check back in a while.
     
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  7. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a few chicks hatch today first time using the incubator.

    I think it's just the umbilical. It need a little longer to dry and detach. I only had 1of 6 not drag its shell half way around the bator today becuase of it. Just let it be it will detach on its own
     
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  8. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The yellow stuff is just the membrane.
     
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  9. Hello, that's the umbilical and the other stuff is the yolk and goop...That will separate from the Duckling once it gets moving around..
     
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  10. Duckmomma24

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    It did! She's doing good. Still in incubator she acts like she is still in the egg :/ I'm gonna go get her some vitamins to help perk her up. Poor thing.
     

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