Help with Mallard duckling

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by XxShattered_AngelxX, May 5, 2009.

  1. XxShattered_AngelxX

    XxShattered_AngelxX New Egg

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    We have some duck eggs, and after we saw a little hole, we waited for a while. It was almost 2 days, so we helped them to hatch a bit. 4 have come out, and they are all fine except for one. It has a bump on it's stomach, and it isn't moving around as well as the others, it just wants to curl up and sleep. Oh, and it hatched at 5 AM today (it is about 3:30 PM now). I have been holding it all day, keeping it warm and everything. It's eating a bit of mash and can move around a bit. It's peeping and has been keeping it's eyes open for about an hour or so. I read that I should keep it moist (the bump), and that I should put olive oil on it. I figured it couldn't hurt, so I did. Does anyone have any suggestions? Could it be because of how the air cell was? The air cell was tilted to the side, but I don't think that is the problem.

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  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure how to help. If you post in the section for other poultry, you may get more responses.
     
  3. XxShattered_AngelxX

    XxShattered_AngelxX New Egg

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    Ok thanks, I'll do that.
     

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