Duckling newborn in trouble

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyBabyDuck, May 25, 2016.

  1. MyBabyDuck

    MyBabyDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    My duck was 28 days last Friday. Yesterday I saw that it had been internally pipped for 2 days and not doing more.I opened the air sac end and saw the beak. Waited more time. Eventually I had to pick away at the egg. Then I left it overnight to finish the job. This morning it was still hanging in the shell so I picked it free. No bleeding and yolk absorbed.
    Duck is lying in incubator looking weak and frail. Can't stand. Hair is crispy on its head. Dreadful situation.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. MyBabyDuck

    MyBabyDuck Out Of The Brooder

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  3. MyBabyDuck

    MyBabyDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I've sponged it down and managed to get some of the crispy hairs a little softer. I swear it is so weak yet still fighting. Still can't stand up, but wriggles if I lay it on its back. I dipped its beak into some water but it just shakes it a little so I guess it is ok. All of the other ducklings from the same batch are a week old today! I have no idea why he was so late. Even half way through hatching when the other eggs had gone dark, his was half empty. He is back in the incubator for now.
     
  4. jimandkira2002

    jimandkira2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    Poor babe! I hope he/she pulls through. Unfortunately I cant offer any advice, just well wishes. Keep us posted <3
     
  5. MyBabyDuck

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    Just to update, he has made it, he was literally starving and trapped in the sticky membrane. It took 2 days of laying in the incubator and only today joined his siblings. I will update with a pic later
     

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