Help! Ducklings with protruding Belly buttons!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crashley, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. crashley

    crashley Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] 2 of my ducklings just hatched with protruding belly buttons! I'm not sure if this is yolk sack or what. I put some antibiotic on them and they're resting in the incubator right now. Should I separate them in cups? Wrap them in damp cloth? Leave them and let them dry up? One of them bled a tiny bit. Are they going to be ok?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    They'll be okay, their bellies just hadn't closed entirely when they hatched. Give them some time and it will close right up and they'll be fine :) Just make sure they aren't dragging their bellies over anything that could injure them.
     

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