The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    8 for 8 out. But I walked myself into an assisted hatch ( long story ) and the last one to come out has an open naval, what is the best course of action? I have hydrogen peroxide, iodine, and triple antibiotic ointment with no painkiller... It and a companion are still in the incubator. Only out of egg a half hour now max.
     
  2. Darnbunnies

    Darnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations on your successful hatch.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    And ideally it'll close on its own? The navel?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    iodine water down like weak tea, then after drying put some triple anti on it keep off shavings till fully closed and dry. old clean towels or puppy pads for now. and keep the others from messing with it even if you have to put up a divider in the brooder for now. Congrats on the great hatch!!
     
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks a bunch :)
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

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    The one who's face you can't see has the open navel, about a 2mm opening. He seems fine otherwise.
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Main thing you have to worry about is infection so keep it as clean as you can always wash your hands when treating it and hopefully by morning it will be absorbed and dry. those are some cute babies.
     
  8. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Will do, thank you.
     
  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Are those the new ones in the bathtub?
     
  10. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Those guys are about 24 hours old
     

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