New Photos of last night's hatched duckling!

PlumTuckered

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Has anyone ever seen a blood blister like this on a ducklings bill before? Should I be worried or doing something about it?
This is the little darling that hatched last night, second egg is starting to zip already :)
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I'm in love!!!!

Michelle
 

froggie71

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I haven't seen that before. Maybe someone else can help. Once again, what a cutie! Seems to me it could use a name like Clara Barton or something.
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PlumTuckered

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LOL I called my best friend to tell her the news and she said "it's time to name a baby after me!" so this baby will be Donna if it's a girl, Scrappy if it's a boy since my bf's username is scrappy (her and I are scrapbookers). I love the name Clara Barton, sounds so classy...I'll use it for the next baby :)

Michelle
 

Itu

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One of the first ducklings that I had, had a small blister on her bill, almost dead center, but there was a piece of egg shell still attached to it. Once the piece of shell came off (it took a few days) the blister broke and her bill bled and split. I don't know how else to describe it but it looked like she had a hairlip. Her bill slip right up the middle and was slightly shorter than the bottom part. So I had a duck with an under-bite and a hairlip, but she could eat and drink just fine, so I let her be. By the time she got all of her feathers in, the bill had grown together. She has a dark colored bill, but where the split grew back together there is an orange streak. She looks perfectly normal now except for her orange scar.
 

PlumTuckered

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Thank you Ladies! The blood blister has gotten a little smaller so I'll keep a close eye on it. Not hard to do since I can't stay away from Scrappy for more than a few minutes at a time LOL

Michelle
 

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