newly hatched duckling with umbilical prob?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lalegid, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a wee duckling who hatched a few hours ago. Something's unusual with its belly, is this a cause for concern or will it be ok? Ignore the wee piece of red thread, I used that to tie off all the egg gloop that this one was trailing around. :)

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Totally fine! It should dry up and fall off after awhile! BTW She/he is absolutely ADORABLE!
     
  3. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :) yes he (/she) is gorgeous! Has been a little low in energy but is coming right now :) will post another pic soon!
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Love to see more pics!
     
  5. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wee buddy died :( I was quite attached to that wee duckling! There was something wrong with his eye, some kind of infection and he was sleepy and pretty miserable. Hubby culled him, it was quick and painless.

    Here he is, having a cuddle with my daughter.

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  6. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh no! Poor baby! He was so cute! [​IMG]
     
  7. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was really sweet. I wanted to see what colours he would feather out in as he was a mixed breed (pekin, mallard and something else!)
     
  8. lightchick

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    I bet he would've been really pretty! Sorry you lost him![​IMG]
     
  9. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :)
     

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