URGENT DUCKLING CANT STAND UP.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adroit14, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. adroit14

    adroit14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my dad is getting one now. Also, there is a duckling that is still in the egg and is absorbing the yolk still. He hatched last night. Will he be ok
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you post a picture of it?

    -Kathy
     
  3. adroit14

    adroit14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here it is [​IMG]

    Here is the one that dose not drink. It is doing something weird with his neck[​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Explain what it is doing with it's neck. I'd try giving tiny bits of water just inside the bill giving it a chance to swallow each time or just drizzling along the bill . They look very sleepy which maybe the heat is too high. I've always brooded at 85-87 for first week. This one that hatched still attached to the egg, is the yolk completely absorbed now?
    @casportpony may have a better way to get them to drink water though so wait to hear what she suggests.
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    If they hatched yesterday they don't usually need or want to eat for first 24-36 hrs they live off the yolk they absorbed so don't worry too much about the eating part. You can start trying to encourage drinking maybe gently dip their bills into a saucer and see if they will drink on their own or do the syringe or dropper along the bill to encourage some sips.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Just like Miss Lydia said, I usually give them 24-36 hours to start drinking, and I think Miss Lydia's brooder temp suggestion is spot on. Almost everthing I just read says 86 degrees, a couple said 90, but none said 95, and I know that mine do much better if the temp is less than 90.

    The one that's still in the incubator should be put an a soft, clean, dry towel and kept off the wire.

    -Kathy
     
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  7. adroit14

    adroit14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, the round is standing up, but in a drunken stupor
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    @adroit14 where are you waiting for some updates.. please.. [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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    the round?
     
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    adroit14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rouen
     

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