early hatch duckling

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

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    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
    roo
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    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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