Duckling hatched with yolk sac attached...can it survive?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Irajoe, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably the smallest one I have...it's a Mallard. It's yolk sac is still attached and I can see veins along the wall of the sac. Can it survive?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wadek2008

    wadek2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It certainly can :) I've had a few hatch bliek that and it just take them a while to absorb it and it goes away.
     
  3. P@P@2four

    [email protected]@2four Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, but you'll want to do the following. Get a nice warm, wet wash cloth or paper towel, place it in the incubator and lay the duckling on the wet cloth/towel. Allow it a few hours and it should absorb the yolk. Whatever you do, try not to touch or mess with the yolk as it can easily rupture or get contaminated. Good luck! keep us posted!!!
     

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