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Duckling just hatched - yolk not absorbed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mamasaurus, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Mamasaurus

    Mamasaurus Chirping

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    Hi all,

    I have this duckling just hatched, wobbling around ALL over the place with a sac of yolk hanging from his? umbilical (cloaca), I really am not sure what to do - he's fighting fit and quackling away at me like a trooper but I'm afraid that dragging this sac is a bot of a problem! I have contained him and put him back in the incubator....but what next?

    Hoping I can leave it and it'll work itself out. Any thoughts??
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would now, just wait and see if it absorbs.
     
  3. Mamasaurus

    Mamasaurus Chirping

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    OK. Will do! If this seems possible, it looks better now :)
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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh I'm glad it's looking better. That is upsetting to see that stuff on the outside.....[​IMG]
     
  5. Mamasaurus

    Mamasaurus Chirping

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    Thank you for your help- I stayed up with him for an hour last night (it was 2am here) - i was already Veeeeerrrryyy tired so I set him up in a cup with paper towel and put back in the bator alone. sometime last night though the sac ruptured and he bled out. Very upsetting. [​IMG]We did get to spend his last moments cuddling and tried some sugar water to no avail....he just gave up!

    I do appreciate your quick reply - he had the best chance given the circumstances!!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Sorry for your loss.

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