Duckling not moving

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shoshawnam, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Shoshawnam

    Shoshawnam In the Brooder

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    We have a newly hatched duckling. He isnt moving much and is just lying on the incubator floor. It's been 8 hours. What should I do?
     
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  2. WannaBeHillBilly

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    Not an expert in hatching like @WVduckchick or @Pyxis - but if the duckling has fluffed up, and after 8 hours it should have, i would take it out of the hatcher and try to give it some electrolytes. Also give it a thorough examination and post pictures here. Anything can help us to figure out what's going on…
     
  3. Shoshawnam

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  4. Shoshawnam

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  6. Shoshawnam

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    Also, there are two other in the incubator with him and they wont leave the other eggs or him alone. They are still wet though. It's been about 6 hours since they hatched. When can I move them to their brooder?
     
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  7. Pyxis

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    What's the humidity like in there? Usually they will have fluffed up by now, so the humidity may be a bit too high. I would take them out to the brooder now. I would take the one that's not moving out to let him fluff up as well, and try to get some electrolytes into him. I personally like to use Poultry Nutri Drench, if you have some or could get some.
     
  8. Shoshawnam

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    70 percent humidity. I moved them to the brooder. Two of them are doing fine. But this little guy is just not doing much.
     
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  9. WVduckchick

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    How’s he doing today?
    Sometimes it takes a whole day for them to get up and about. And some come out screaming! Lol Hatching is hard work.
     
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