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shaking duckling

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alyssanz1995, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a mallard duckling that hatched last night around 12 hours ago. It was hatched with the yolk not fully absorbed and it was also ruptured with a small amount of tissue outside of the umbilical area. i tied this off and left the duckling in the incubator and this morning the yolk sac and tissue had dried up and i removed it. Now the duckling wont stop shaking violently, it looks like its feet are vibrating! It also cannot walk properly and keeps fallinf onto its back :/ apart from that its very vocal and very lively, what could be wrong? is it in pain and will it get better? :(
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  4. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I just answered on your other thread, I wonder if he has low blood sugar (or it that even happens to poultry) because he didn't fully absorb the egg sac which would have
    provided him with nutrition. I know one of the symptoms is shaking/shivering, loss of motor control
     
  6. alyssanz1995

    alyssanz1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help ve boiled an egg and tried to get him to eat the yolk but he hasnt had much
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Is your duckling doing any better?
     

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