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Help, duckling problem

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PigionLover112, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. PigionLover112

    PigionLover112 Out Of The Brooder

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    My duckling hatched and it looked like this, will it service. Is it ok. Please someone help!!!!!!
    When it had hatched fully it's yolk sack was hanging from
    the duckling. I took the egg away and left the duckling to dry off, when it had hatched fully there was blood on the membrane of the egg. The duckling looks ok, other than tired and the whole on its belly, I'm very worried, never had something like this happen. Will it be ok. Please answer soon.
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am not a hatcher, but it looks like the yolk is not fully absorbed. Keeping it clean and letting it rest is what it needs right now, as far as I can recall from reading.

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  3. PigionLover112

    PigionLover112 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I'll do that. Will it be ok. I'm just kind of freaking out here. I've never had something like this happen
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Leave it in the bator til that dries up and shrinks... if you have the bare wire mesh in your bator, set in in a cup with paper towel in the bottom... it should be fine, just needs time to finish absorbing that bit of fluid...
     
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  5. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep it in the incubator as long as possible and as undisturbed as possible.

    It looks like a little different than un-absorbed yolk, but I'm not sure. :/ The 'bellybutton' isn't bleeding anymore right? It may just need some restful time to heal up, but every instance I've seen of an umbilical wound hasn't had the round thing around the button.
     
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  6. PigionLover112

    PigionLover112 Out Of The Brooder

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    There is no fluid to obsorb. Will it shrink and close after the duckling has dried up
     
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  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    That puffy ring around the open navel is filled with fluid... it will absorb that, just watch for infection since the navel was open...
     
  8. PigionLover112

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    Ok. Thank you so much. That puts my mind a little bit at ease. So it should be ok?
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Absolutely, barring infection... those open navels are very easy to get infected... just let it rest and absorb and recheck the navel once it perks up...
     
  10. PigionLover112

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    Ok. Thank you. You have helped me a lot. When I saw that I was so worried and thought it was going to die.
     

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