Urgent help needed with hatching duck ‼️

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dailyduck, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. dailyduck

    dailyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any photos to attach as I don't want to disturb the duckling, but basically he hatched a little too early and was attached to the umbilical cord for quite some time and wasn't looking that good but I'm glad to say it has dried up and detached and he has perked up a lot from some sugar water but here's the issue... He still has a hole on his belly where the cord was it isn't bleeding but it doesn't look like it's just going to heal itself. Anyone hatched ducks or chicks where they were still attached? What happened after
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    As long as the duckling is perking up, no need to worry... you can dab a teeny bit of triple antibiotic(w/out painreliever) on the spot to ward off infection if you wish, but keeping it dry will help it heal up quicker... it happens when soke get in a hurry to hatch, as long as it doesn't bleed out or get infected they usually live long, happy lives... :)
     
  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Does it look something like this[​IMG]
     
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    dailyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    No it doesn't look that bloody or like anything is protruding out its just kinda like a hole kinda hard to explain @Ren2014
     
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    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    If it's not bleeding, I would just dab it with some betadine and keep it on clean towels.
     
  8. dailyduck

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    I have it on a damp towel in the bator should I try to keep it dryer?
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Yes... put it on a dry one... damp ones will chill it too...
     
  10. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Turning in for the night. I will leave you in Ravyn's excellent care. Do exactly as she says[​IMG]
     
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