What’s wrong with my duckling

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I had this duckling hatch 24 hours ago and she’s been curled up as if she is still in the egg can someone please tell me what I can do to help her I’ve already been putting bedadine and water on her navel to keep it moist so I can close and so it doesn’t get infected
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Has she eaten yet? Was it an assist hatch or was it natural? Are there other ducklings or is she the only one?
 

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Looks a little dark, but that’s probably the betadine? It should heal up and be unnoticeable within a couple days. I wouldn’t use any water, let it dry up. The betadine is good, or a little neosporin is fine.
If you have any Nutridrench, a drop on the bill wouldn’t hurt, followed by some clear water, just to make sure it’s getting some nourishment.
 

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