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Duckling hatch but not doing much else

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joshlgriffin, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. joshlgriffin

    joshlgriffin In the Brooder

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    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?
     

  2. beb444

    beb444 Chirping

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    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!!
     
  3. DRaeMc

    DRaeMc In the Brooder

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    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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