EMERGENCY Duckling mostly hatched but i can see yolk sac protruding from the shell where i

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tjael, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. tjael

    tjael New Egg

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    Anyone know if I should keep the humidity high to prevent the drying out of the yolk sac? Or should I encourage it to dry out? Totally new at this. This is my first hatch, mama duck went missing from nest.. Any advice to help the little guys chance at survival? He's weak too.. He will chirp and wiggle, then sleep for awhile. Hasn't tried to move too much yet. Its been about 6 hours.. Thanks in advance!
     
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    tjael New Egg

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  3. texasturtle

    texasturtle Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new at incubating ducks and my little one yesterday had a large yolk sac attached to it. But today the sac is just a little ball on the ducks abdomen. I just kept all levels the same as hatching.
     
  4. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    The photo doesn't work, could you please re-upload it?

    And when you say it's still in the shell, do you mean he left it behind, or is it still attached to him? Wobbles had a "mushy belly button" when he hatched, too. He was also very weak. I gave him some vitamins and sugar dissolved in warm water and he perked right up. Without the nutrients from the yolk, he needed the boost more than ever!
     

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