somethings wrong with my duckling -HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Medusa M, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Medusa M

    Medusa M Out Of The Brooder

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    i had a muscovie sitting on around 13 eggs they have all started to hatch but the first 6 that have hatched out have got a growth looking thing on them here are some pictures to help

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    any help on this problem would be so very much appriciated as there are still 6 eggs hatching and they may turn out like this


    will they die as i have kept them warm and in a safe place in my house
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not sure about ducks but, I think it's where they were connected to the yolk sac - it is absorbed after a while. You could ask on the duck/goose threads and post the photos.
     
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  3. Medusa M

    Medusa M Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for your response drumstick diva...

    yes i have done a little reserch and asked around and it dose appear to just be the yolk sac still absorbing...they are looking much better and some look almost in perfect health (with the yolk almost fully absorbed)
     
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