early hatch duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by roocrazy, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    it only has a bit of yolk left so hes in the bator with high humidity to keep him moist and a wet gauze pad on the yolk waiting for it to absorb
    so...what else do i need to do to keep this youngster alive
    please respond
    god bless you
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    There really isnt anything that can be done but wait. Until the little one has absorbed all the egg- it cant be totally free of the egg- Once it is- you can try to get it to take some vitamins orally. I use an eyedropper and place a drop on the top of their beaks to encourage the to open thir little beaks for more. In the mean time- talk to it- try to get it to peep back at you. Its a good way of assessing the strength of the little one- and also encourages it to move around which will also help the absorbsion of the remaining yolk.

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