HELP!!! DUCKLING TROUBLE!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckncover, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    OMG!!

    One of my duck eggs hatched but the baby's butt is stuck to all this ugly red & yellow & vein crap! What can I do?!?!? Will he die? He hatched all by himself but it looks like his butt is attached to this blood & gore stuff! Is it fatal? He looks alive...not hyper but alive.

    Is he gunna die? I really need a diagnosis ASAP!!

    I'm so scared b/c I don't know if any others are going to hatch and I'd feel really bad b/c promised my little cousin I'd let him hold one if any hatch!
     
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  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    DON'T touch it. Hopefully he absorbed the yolk mostly and, if so and this is what I think it is, this just needs to dry up. Just leave him alone, don't put him with others that will mess with it and let it dry up.
     
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  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    but how long will it need before I need to be alarmed?
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Post a pic. It could be a rough navel caused by temp's too high, or it could just be the normal gunk that is in a duck egg.
     
  5. duckncover

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  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Hmmm...did you help it out at all? The membrane looks awful bloody/veiny still for him to have hatched out.
     
  7. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    well he was stuck at the end but my mom did give him a little tug while I was at school I just asked...

    Will he die?
     
  8. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    My concern is just that he possibly didn't absorb his yolk, yet and was not ready to come out. I'd just wait and see, but let him be, personally.
     
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    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    He seems lively flapping, peeping, kicking his legs, and blinking almost constantly...how long should I leave him there before I help?
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Don't help. Just let him alone and see how he does.
     

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