PLEASE HELP OUR DUCKLING!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenlittle32, May 11, 2009.

  1. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Had a duckling that started to pip under a hen and the membrane started to harden around it with just its beak out...we soaked the egg in warm water to soften the skin and DH started peeling it away slowly. The duckling finished hatching last night and this morning the feathers and body was all stiff. We tried giving it a warm bath to soften him/her up a lil bit. Came back home this afternoon and it's still the same. The legs are sprawled out as well. Is there anything we can do for this poor lil baby?!
     
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    *bump* [​IMG] Best of luck and keep us posted.
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Sadly to say, the duckling died.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry.
     
  5. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So sorry for your loss! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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