*STILL NEED HELP* Normal, or deformed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stormie, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a fuzzy picture:

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    Is this normal? The ducking only hatched about five hours ago. Please tell me it isn't deformed. If it is what can I do?
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    It looks normal, he just has it folded up. You can leave him in the incubator for 12-24 hours after he has hatched.
     
  3. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    But he has troubled walking around, like he hobbles is this normal too since he just hatched?
     
  4. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    I also haven't see it uncurl it..
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What is he walking on? Make sure it is something grippy, no cardboard, wire, or newspaper. Maybe he is spraddle legged.
     
  6. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    It the wire bottom that came with my Little Giant Still Air Incubator.
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Okay. Put him in the brooder with a heat lamp, and make sure that he has something grippy to walk on, and he should be fine. I use either hay/stray or an old towel for the first couple days.
     
  8. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have pellets on the bottom of their brooder is that okay?
     
  9. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going through this with a gosling, you may have to hobble it's still splayed at 24-36 hrs after hatch
     
  10. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going through this with a gosling, you may have to hobble it's still splayed at 24-36 hrs after hatch

    What? I didn't understand. Sorry.​
     

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