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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brittanyjohnson1986, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Brittanyjohnson1986

    Brittanyjohnson1986 In the Brooder

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    So I have a duckling that’s momma broke the egg open before it was fully ready. I’ve had him in the incubator for 2 days and his umbilical cord isn’t drying out. It appears that the yolk has already been absorbed but his belly is still distended. I gave him a little nutridrench, and put neosporne on his cord to help it not get infected. What else can I do for this lil one?!?
     

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    Brittanyjohnson1986 In the Brooder

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    *graphic
     

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  3. Do you have a cup? Ive seen people set the chick upright with the yolk and such in the cup so it can absorb easier and not move around, causing more damage
     
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    Brittanyjohnson1986 In the Brooder

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    Poor thing is so weak he doesn’t move at all..just lays on his back and shakes periodically. I’ve been by his/her side constantly literally haven’t slept in 2 days :( I feel so bad for it praying to god it makes it it’s def a little fighter :)
     
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    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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    hope he makes it!!! hi Brittany! its Lucy!
     

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