just hatched duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Princessfarmer, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Princessfarmer

    Princessfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it normal for a just hatched(12hrs) duckling to be very lethargic.....it has eaten a little and drank a little but then it just lays there like its dying.....it has gotten stronger and is able to walk but sometimes it just lays there.....is this normal.....is there anything I should be doing?
     
  2. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it is normal. Hatching is exhausting stuff. It should perk up by 24 hours. You can also try giving it a little sugar water for energy. I usually add a touch of sugar and polyvisol (multi vitamin drops) to their water.
     
  3. Princessfarmer

    Princessfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    It's all alone....I have 2 seven day old ducklings but I don't think I should put him in with them yet.....
     
  4. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely do not put new baby with the older ones yet!

    Eta: give baby a stuffed animal and prop so he can crawl under part of it. It will help.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  5. Princessfarmer

    Princessfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    My baby is doing much better today! His name is stinky billy because he smelled so bad after he hatched...
     

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