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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

    Dec 21, 2015
    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

    Nov 16, 2015
    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!!
  3. DRaeMc

    DRaeMc In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2015
    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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