First time hatching ducklings need help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chace, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Chace

    Chace Just Hatched

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    I hatched out three baby wood ducks and they are about two days old. They are all running around except two of them have either the umbilical cord or dried blood covering their vent. I'm not sure what to do and I don't want to lose them! Please help
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Are you sure it's covering their vents and not the navel? Can you post pics?

    I'm gonna tag @WVduckchick as well, I might lose internet soon...
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    following... Pics would be great
     
  5. Chace

    Chace Just Hatched

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    I don't know what a navel is but I can't find their vent, the two that have this issue are ones that couldn't absorb all their yolk sac because they kicked it open, they are all eating and drinking really good. I may have discovered the secret to raising wood ducks.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Vent should be right about here...

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  7. Chace

    Chace Just Hatched

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    chickens really likes this.
  8. Chace

    Chace Just Hatched

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  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Better to worry than blow off something that could be a major issue... not being able to poop would be very, very bad...

    No problem!
     
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  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    They are gorgeous! Glad they are ok. That bit left should dry up and fall off soon.
     
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