Help, Newborn Duck Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jbethlasanta, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Jbethlasanta

    Jbethlasanta Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a duckling that hatched at 7 am. It's 430 pm and he is still on his side under the heat lamp and even though she's try to stand she looks like she has a dried wing stuck with ick stuck to her side.

    I moved her out of the hatcher because he didnt look like she was drying at all in the 70% humidity. So now under the lamp in the brooder waiting for her to stand, but i just dont know. She is quacking and moving. I just thought sh'd be standing by now.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes it takes a day for them to get their strength. Hatching is really hard work for a duckling. You might take a q-tip and warm water and see if you can get some of the guck off the wing. Easy does it!
     
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  3. Jbethlasanta

    Jbethlasanta Out Of The Brooder

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    She's the only one to hatch so far and she looks so weak and lonely. i just want to pick her up and I'm not going to but she / he just looks... [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'd like to see @Lacrystol give advise here since she has delt with icky stuff on ducklings. Hope you have seen improvement by now
     
  5. Ashleyponygurl

    Ashleyponygurl Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope she makes it! Any updates?
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Oh boy, I missed this one since all my notifications got turned off. How's thos little duckie doing today??
     
  7. Jbethlasanta

    Jbethlasanta Out Of The Brooder

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    She made it to day 3, started agonal breathing around noon and passed on at 9 pm. Only one to hatch successfully out of my second batch. The two other pipped externally, still had egg yolks attatched. I feel like I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what?

    Sorry.
     
  8. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    well lets figure this out, from day one to three days before lockdown, tell me what you did? What are your settings at temp/humidity, do you have a fan or no fan, were they on a turner etc.. tell me everything. LOL
     
  9. Jbethlasanta

    Jbethlasanta Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Little Giant, still air, incubators. Both were set to 100 degrees with humidity at 55%. We candeled every 3 days or so, because the first batch was a complete failure, as I said. The hatcher is a converted fish tank with a heat lamp, wet hay, and a butter container of water. None hatched on time and we were so in experienced tha we kept them for 1 extra week because they were still moving in their eggs. 4 pipped but she was the only one that hatched. She as splay legged and wasn't eating. We tried feeding her sugar water and she would drink it, but still died 4 days later.

    a we have now added a usb fan, an aluminum partition, and a mason jar of water for humidity, so we have better contol over the humidity and temp dispersment.
     
  10. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Are you spraying the eggs at all?
     

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