Just found a hatchling HELP!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by janicenco, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. janicenco

    janicenco New Egg

    Jun 15, 2016
    I need serious help! I've had a mama duck with her eggs about to hatch on my porch roof for a while now. A hawk tried to take an egg and in the process cracked an egg. The egg hatched sometime tonight and I heard the comotion. Went outside to find that poor baby on the ground shivering. He is in a box with a heating pad on high and I gave him a little sugar water. Don't know what else to do HELP! [​IMG]
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    Do you have a thermometer to make sure the pad isn't to hot or cold for him? Temp should be around 95°F... is it your duck or wild? What kind of duck? Any way you can return the duckling to the nest? Did she abandon the nest?

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