Need FAST help...poorly duckling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaMarcy, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duckling, 2 days sinc ehatch, who is having serious problems. This is the one that developed kind sideways, air sac on side of egg. She can't stand up, lays there kinda kicking, one wing seems to aim forward too far. She doesnot seem to be in pain. I'm giving her sugar water, but it comes out her bill holes?? She's having some breathing issues as well, kind-of a gentle panting.

    I have her in the incubator still, on a napkin. I don't want to cull her. I know it sounds like I should, but since she does not seem in pain I want to give her more time. I tried to stand her in a bowl of uncooked rice but it didn't go over well.
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If it's dry, pull it out of the incubator and put it in the brooder.
    Give it TINY sips of the water-otherwise it will aspirate.
    If you have electrolytes, I would use those instead of the sugar water, too!
     
  3. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's 14 ducks/chicks int he brooder, I'm afraid they will hurt it? Or will they help it get moving??
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Oh gee...a lot of times if there is a baby that can't move, they just trample all over it.
    Can you section off a little part of the brooder for the duckling so the others can't get to it?
     
  5. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor baby passed during the night. I feel confident, though, that I did everything I could and that he passed peacefully. [​IMG]
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:I'm sorry. It didn't sound too good, but you never know. [​IMG]
     
  7. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm so sorry! I had a similar issue last year. Good luck with the rest of your hatch!
     

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