Duckling hatched with yolk

Silkiechicken66

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I had a broody duck hatch this duckling. I believe it hatched too early, as it has this big yolk thing still attached. Is there any I can save it, its alert and trying to move around. I have it under a heat lamp right now.
 

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Silkiechicken66

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Forgot to add, the one other duckling she’s already hatched had the same swollen belly, just nothing attached.
 

MommaBurnie

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Hi there. I have helped a couple who were a bit early. I put them solo in a basket, kind of wrapped or at least covered in a clean towel, with heat below and above.

Below was a warmed rice bag, above was a spare heat lamp.

Every so often I gave them water from a dropper, and when they were able I helped them drink from a bowl.

New towels every couple hours, if soiled. New water everytims.

All did quite well on the second day.

Hope that helps
 

Silkiechicken66

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Jul 22, 2016
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Hi there. I have helped a couple who were a bit early. I put them solo in a basket, kind of wrapped or at least covered in a clean towel, with heat below and above.

Below was a warmed rice bag, above was a spare heat lamp.

Every so often I gave them water from a dropper, and when they were able I helped them drink from a bowl.

New towels every couple hours, if soiled. New water everytims.

All did quite well on the second day.

Hope that helps
Thank you!
 

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