Duckling hatch but not doing much else

joshlgriffin

In the Brooder
Dec 21, 2015
7
0
25
My duckling had trouble hatching, so after 48 hrs I opened its hole a bit more and it was able to get out. Now the duckling hasn't done much since exiting. How long until they get up, move around and behave like I think a duckling should?
 

beb444

Chirping
Nov 16, 2015
226
15
71
Northern CA
Is it just the one? She might need a companion to energize and get her up. Make sure she's eating and drinking, and if not try and spoon feed her. I have just had chickens but when I get them after 24 hours they are walking and stuff. But they do sleep a lot. Hope that helps!!
 

DRaeMc

In the Brooder
Apr 9, 2015
43
2
26
La Grange, KY
She is probably exhausted. How long has it been since she hatched. They can live off the contents of the egg for 3 days. Some are just weaker than others. Especially after a long stressful delivery to the world she probably just needs rest.
 

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