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Weak duckling. Help!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jetblack2004, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I'm a newbie here so i probably posted this in the wrong place!

    I have a duckling in an incubator that is quite weak. It has its umbilical cord stuck to the membrane and can't seem to get it of. It is kicking and making noise but isn't very strong. It's making attempts to stand but can't and is slowly giving up.

    Is it in pain and should I expect it to live?

    Thank you.
     
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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may not live but don't give up hope.
    Is it peeping loud?
    Can you post a picture
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its umbilical cord has come away from the membrane.
     
  4. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is Making the odd loud cheep.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post in full detail at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread and also on the "Duck thread." The act of hatching is quite exhausting to babies. They sleep a great deal for the first days. Is he in a brooder with heat lamp? I don't know what temp baby ducklings need but, you don't want him getting chilled.
     
  6. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. I only just joined so I don't know where I'm posting or anything.

    It's still alive this morning so that's good news. It is still in an incubator - it was born last night.

    Thank you for the reply.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your baby!
     
  10. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you and everyone. He's fine and alive!
     

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