Duckling still attached to egg!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckyduck, May 10, 2011.

  1. duckyduck

    duckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone, the duck that has been hatching finally got out but he is still attached to his shell and it looks to be his umbilical cord holding him there. should i leave him in the moist bator or take him out and put him under the heat lamp? i'll post a picture.


    Thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Leave him attached, he will wriggle himself free once hes ready. [​IMG]
     
  3. duckyduck

    duckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope so! Should i leave him with moisture or put him under a lamp to help sort of dry him out??
     
  4. duckyduck

    duckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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  5. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the heat lamp, or it will stick to him. Just the warm moist incubator. Wont take long until it comes off. It still has some yolk to absorb. Did you help it out? It just got out a little bit to yearly, but it will be alright.
     
  6. duckyduck

    duckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    i did help him out. He fell from a tree where his mother had a nest. He was having trouble breaking free so i opened the top for him. Then i let him to the rest on his own.(which he did)

    he's in a moist environment now but i'm afraid he's trying to stand up now, and i don't want him to drag the egg and goo behind him for fear of it ripping free and bleeding. What should i do?

    Thanks for the reply
     
  7. duckyduck

    duckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    another picture. What do you guys think?? he's laying on his back kicking with his feet a lot.
     
  8. Nu Chix To Cash

    Nu Chix To Cash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a photo of his face?

    You said he fell from a tree so from looking at his feet my initial thought is he is a wood duck. I've never hatched any wood ducks but have had some young ones and they can stress very easily.
     
  9. duckyduck

    duckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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  10. duckyduck

    duckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    we live on a lake in north central florida. if that helps at all
     

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