HELP PLEASE!!! My baby duck just hatched and it still has the yolk attached!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldMcRyansFarm, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. OldMcRyansFarm

    OldMcRyansFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] my duck just hatched at 29 days it still has the umbilical cord attached what should I do it was moving and breathing but not as often now I have a 40 watt lightbulb above it I put a wet washcloth around it making sure not to cover the head. I have it in a box with a towel on the bottom what should I do please help
     
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not had that happen, but I've seen that The Hatchers sometimes make a donut shaped washcloth, duckling in the center, and they wait for duckling to absorb the yolk. I don't know if you need the washcloth wet. In fact seems like that might cause a chill and you want duckling warm. Post in the Emergencies Thread and look for Hatchers. Aoxa comes to mind, Desert Darlene, Amiga, Haunted55 and of course Miss Lydia - all of those folks can probly provide you with more/better info than I can. Hope your duckling pulls thru. Sorry not much help.
     
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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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