hi my namely is emily

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emily87, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Emily87

    Emily87 Hatching

    Jan 8, 2017
    This is the Baby duck I had to help him hatch that a pic of him or her this is my first time hatching the duck has a sac the shell still stuck should I do?? And do he needs food or water ??[​IMG]
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    So it's hard to make out in the picture but it looks like he has not absorbed his yolk sac fully. He was not ready to hatch and you 'helped' him too early. He needs to absorb the rest of the sac. You need to put him back into the incubator if you have taken him out. Leave him in the shell he still has left and put him into a cup with his head up and his feet down. The incubator needs to be kept very humid so that his yolk sac does not dry out.

    I am at work so I may not be able to reply to your questions immediately so I will also tag @RavynFallen so that she can help too if I am unable to answer.
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee


    But I would also suggest very, very gently smearing some antibiotic ointment or vaseline around and over that yolk he hasn't absorbed... that will keep it from sticking to anything, and if it sticks it can rupture...
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Emily87, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! I'm a hatching novice so I'll defer to the experts and say best wishes, happy hatching, and thanks for joining BYC!
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Emily [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I do not have any experience with duck hatching but you are definitely in good hands with the advice you are getting.

    I will just add that I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

    Best wishes to you and the little one!
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Excellent advice from @Pyxis and @RavynFallen very nice of you ladies to jump in and share your expertise.

    Good luck with your little guy @Emily87
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC Emily, hope your duckling has the best possible recovery

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