Tiny tiny duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Knighstar679, May 19, 2019.

  1. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    it’s been 12 hours since everyone kicked out of their shells. Two ducklings seem to have their feet well and good.

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    But one duckling is smaller than the other two it is the one that was spread with glops from the egg. It does not seem as strong as the other two either yet.

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    I have been trying to dribble nutra-drenched along the bill a few times. I am wondering how long I should leave it in the hatcher. The others are ready to move to the brooder but I don’t want separate them if that would make it stressed. Could use a bit of advice because the only thing that I read on these guys as ducklings is they can be delicate.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    If me I'd leave them together. Give them more time to recoup from hatching and try scrambled egg this evening when I lost 2 of my Runners to shipping stress and the other 2 were not doing well, I tried scrambled egg and boy it perked them up real fast. I gave it everyday for a week now they are getting it a couple times a week.

    But @WVduckchick is more experienced with incubator hatched ducklings than I.
     
  3. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    I will have to try that.
    After I freed up tiny ducks wing she was able to start standing. She is just so tiny in comparison to the others. So eggs sound good to perk her up tonight.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    If you see appetite before this evening go ahead and give them some. Bless it's heart sure hope the egg helps your little one like it did mine. After I lost the 2 I was pretty close to losing the last 2 the egg was the life saver. That and prayer.
     
  5. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    I tried offering mesh food a little bit ago and they were not really interested. But boy were they interested in running to me an trying to crawl up my legs.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    You mama. Yea might be a little early for eating yet. My 2-3 days olds got scrambled egg day after hatch but they had the 3 older ones to watch and copy.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Some Ducklings need more time after hatching. Don't try to feed it anything. It's probably still absorbing the yolk. 12 hours isn't very long. I just move mine to the Brooder and leave them to rest. I provide feed and water. They eat once ready.
     
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    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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  9. Knighstar679

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    When I called home at lunch time I was told they were trying to break out. So they were all moved to the brooder under the heat plate until I get home from work to look at the tiny one.
     
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    Just got home and checked on little one. She is certainly moving better. Even sipped some water with b complex in it. She is still wobbly on her feet.

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    This is tiny duck with one of her clutch mates.

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    As you can see she looks very ragged. Hopefully it will change when I do baths tomorrow.
     

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