What to clean new duckling with......?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ottyfields, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. ottyfields

    ottyfields Hatching

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    Here is the problem. I had an egg too dry for the duckling to hatch it self so I helped it out of the shell. I was not able to get all the slim off the duck in fear of stressing him out. Now that he is a few days old all of the top of his head is dried up and crusted.

    How do I get this off....warm water...?

    This is my first hatching so I am looking for some knowledge.
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Wait for a bit. I don't know about ducks, but i know that sticky chicken chicks will shed the stuff after a week or so.
     
  3. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Songster Premium Member

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    If you do not want to wait or it is real bad, a rag with warm water will take care of it.
     
  4. ottyfields

    ottyfields Hatching

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    It has one of it's eyes partially shut. Just really don't know what to do and not stress him out anymore then I have too.
     

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