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Duckling just hatched, help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dlw, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. dlw

    dlw New Egg

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    Just had a duckling hatch in the incubator, he seems to have moved around so much that he isn't connected to his yolk any more? Is there anything I can do for it? It won't be able to absorb it now will it?
     
  2. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hatch a crested polish chick last night and it wasnt connected to the egg. but it turned out that it was fine and seems to be the biggest chick out of the bunch. and he/she is still doing great. so dont worry, unless it still has a lot of yolk to abosrb.
     
  3. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Sometimes that happens especially with the wire bottoms.

    You may want to look into covering the wire with paper towels or that rubberized shelf liner that you can get (kind of holey and not solid).


    Sometimes our ducklings detach before fully absorbed. No problems with that yet, luckily.


    [​IMG] Hope your duckling makes it!
     

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