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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by zoerat, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. zoerat

    zoerat Out Of The Brooder

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    so my wee duckling was born this morning about 2 hrs ago I had to help it out of the shell tho and still hadn't obsorbed all its yolk, its seems strong tho and is drying out in the incubator, what I want to know is it has bits of membrane stuck to it drying out should I leave the duckling or should I rince it in warm water and then hairdry it (that's what I do to the chickens) any suggestions would be good, or should I just leave it to rest for awhile?
     
  2. zoerat

    zoerat Out Of The Brooder

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    ive decided to just leave it its walking around ok ill just leave it to dry out
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    After all the yolk is absorbed you can put it into a small amount of warm and let it wash itself, just up to top of it's leg. and stay right with it. then blot dry and place back under heat lamp.

    Congrats on your new ducklings, anymore hatching?
     
  4. zoerat

    zoerat Out Of The Brooder

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    the rest were dead in the shells I think my incubator was faulty its the first time ive used this one, but im going for round 2 shortly, quite funny ive had to put the duck in with a docile baby chick same age, I had it in with 2 others but they were really mean to it, now there all sleeping happily
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    We really do need to see pics of this you know. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. zoerat

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    sad news the brooder bulb blew in the night and I woke up to a dead duckling im so gutted right now....am going to put some more eggs down in a week, obviously just wasn't ment to be for the wee gal
    [​IMG]
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's very sad and such bad luck. Maybe a product like Eco-glow or Sweeter-heater might be better for brooding. They cost more, but if you plan on hatching birds often, it might be worth the investment. They work with radiant heat instead of using a bulb. Plus the ducklings can hide under it like they would hide under their mama.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your lil duckling.. [​IMG]
    Great idea dd.
     

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