hatchling stinks really bad?? is this normal

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Princessfarmer, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Princessfarmer

    Princessfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2011
    Roy, washington
    Is it normal for a duckling that's hatching to stink really bad? He even smelled bad after he was out of the egg? Now that he is fluffy and clean he doesn't stink......his name is stinky Billy
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I have read that sometimes bacteria get into incubators. . . perhaps you can give him a warm (about 90F) swim, with a dry towel-off just to be sure he's cleaned up.

    'Hope an experienced hatcher gives a full answer on this.

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