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

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    glad things are looking up.

    Keep us posted!
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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