Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayouchica, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Well I wasn't expecting them till next week. [​IMG]
    I have one of my Buff Orps sittting on them & she pecked the poor baby to death almost after it hatched.It was a miracle the baby didn't die. :mad:
    I was just checking on my Buff & noticed the baby duck out away from her. grrrrr....
    The little duck has two wounds on it's back & some on the neck & head.The worst are the wounds on the back.
    So I've got it in the house under a light & put some neosproin (sp?) on the wounds...Looks like it went to the bone. I also have a thermometer to watch the temp. I have noticed it is trying to move around & trying to stand up a bit.I'm hoping it'll make it. [​IMG]
    A little good news is the other two eggs have pipped.I still have them under the bad mama Buff in the laundry room in the dark.I'm keeping an eye on her & will take the babies after they hatch out.
    If any of yall can think of something else to help this baby left me know...
    Here's a couple of quick pics...

    Last edited: Aug 24, 2007
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Oh No - I wish I knew more - sadly I can't help - perhaps you should post under EMERGENCIES.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Sounds like you are doing the right thing. Waite 24 hours, then offer it some water, I sure hope it makes it! Good luck!
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh that poor baby I bet it's in some pain. Is there anything you could give it like a little aspirin in some water?
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Thanks for your replies... I forgot to mention that I did give the baby some V&E, drank just a little.
    Didn't want to give it too much at first.
    Poison Ivy, I don't know about aspirin for her now, since she just hatched. She really isn't interested in drinking.
    Good news !! Baby duck is starting to test out her feet & her eyes are alot more clear now. Breathing is alot better now. [​IMG]
  6. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    glad things are looking up.

    Keep us posted!
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I hope it makes it!
  8. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Ouch! I am so sorry to hear that. I'd try giving it some live-culture yogurt, as a probiotic.
  9. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hey yall, well had another duck hatch!!! [​IMG]
    The second one was almost half way hatched & I put it with the hurt duck.They are doing jut fine now.I'll try to post some pics tonite or in a.m. [​IMG]
    Still have one more that has pipped pretty good & still under that Buff. :mad:
    What an exciting day !! They are so darn cute [​IMG]
    thanks yall for your help & support [​IMG]
  10. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Awww - you need to post more pics!

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