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Help duckling hatched early with yolk sac and umbilical cord still attached

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katelovesducks, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. katelovesducks

    katelovesducks New Egg

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    My duckling hatched 2 days early. and the yolk sack and umbilical cord are still attached to the inside of the egg what do I do?!?! Please help.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! How is your duckling doing?

    -Kathy
     
  3. JurassicFunk

    JurassicFunk New Egg

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    Do nothing! Make sure the duckling is safely in the incubator by itself and allow it to absorb the yolk. My Welsh had the same thing occur after hatching from the wrong end and is alive and well. Once it absorbs it will naturally dry and detach.
     
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  4. JurassicFunk

    JurassicFunk New Egg

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    incubator*
     
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