Helping ducklings

Thefurniturefarm

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I'll check back in the morning. Hoping for the best for you and your ducks! :) Good night
Yellow one is getting fluffy but he’s still got a limp foot. Hopefully it will get better today & the 4th one I helped out of its shell this morning and he’s recovering. The 5th one blood started a little so I immediately stopped. The nutridrench will be here today thank god. I’m gonna give yellow guy a little rub down and then put him under the heat lamp as well as the other one I just helped out but he seems to be a spit fire already which is good. Hoping the nutridrench will be here sooner than later!
 
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MGG

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That's great! Just watch the other one in the egg and help it when it's ready. Is it warm enough where the yellow and brown duckling are in the pic?
 

Thefurniturefarm

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Yes it’s warm. Number 3 and 4 are in the tank.. They have a heating pad and heat lamp that is directly to the side of them so they don’t over heat. Number two died this morning about 30 mins ago. 😭 I think he was too cold last night when I woke up this morning he had water on him and was under the towel not in the lamp. This is so hard. And number 5 is super crusty I left him in my makeshift incubator and I Am going to try and help him out in a few hours again. Going to warm wash him with a cotton swab and try and help him out again he’s been screaming. Number 3 has the limp leg, number four looks healthy. I hope at least one of these babies make it for number 1 to have a friend 😭😭😭 number 2 was doing so good yesterday running around drinking and eating. it’s heart breaking
 

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Aw! I'm so sorry! I think if there are any left in the eggs, they need to come out. Are there really thick veins in the last one? If it's just little hairline ones, take the baby out. Leave him connected to the bottom part of the egg. Do not break the umbilical if there is still blood. Just use cornstarch to stop bleeding. He needs to come out. How many babies are out right now? Definitely get them all out and when the nutridench comes put enough in the water that it is a tan color, and dip each of their bills in at least 3 times. Do it throughout the day then. Rub any babies that you help out really good. Get them fluffy. Pics of brooder set up?
 

Thefurniturefarm

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so here is the tank I was going to make this the brooder? Is that ok or should I use this bin with the pine shavings? I took number 5 out of his shell but left the bottom half he was so stuck. Do I need to make sure there’s humidity in the tank for them?
 

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Are their eyes stuck shut? Take a warm wet cloth and wipe their eyes until they open them. They're probably gooped shut. They don't need humidity. What's the temp in the tank? Dip their bills in some sugar water until they swallow some. Even the one still in the egg. Can you must inside of the egg with sime warm water to moisten things some? I personally would use the bin with some paper towels in the bottom for the first few days, then you can try to move to the tank. I hope they make it, they look pretty weak.
 

Thefurniturefarm

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Can you take an up close picture of their eyes and their navel?
Their eyes are clear and they all can open them & their Nacala are clear too. They all drank some sugar water. The other stuff will be delivered between 3:30-6:30 so I’m praying it’s closer to 3:30. So little yellow guys foot hasn’t straightened. I’ve been trying to do exercises with him it’s open more than it was but I feel like I need to split it or something and I don’t know how to do that. The brown one that I helped out last night is fluffing up and can keep his head up he’ll be walking soon and baby that just came out of the egg today is cleaning itself and resting. I’m concerned for yellow guy
 

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should I put a heating pad in the brooder? I’m not sure how to position a light for them. Or I could put them in the garage.. seeing it’s humid and hot in FL
 
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