Why isn't my duckling walking around yet?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xIndigoSkyx, May 10, 2011.

  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He hatched just a couple of hours ago. I thought they like stumbled around a bit but he just lay's on his side and wiggle's around should he be walking is this bad?
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They can take a while to find their feet- expecially if they have had a hard time hatching. Letting them rest while they fluff up and dry off in the incubator is sometimes long enough- but others can take a day- or sometimes even longer to really be up and running around.
     
  3. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aight! Thanks he's getting stronger already but he can't lift his head up yet. He love's to try and get into my sprit and drink it tho when I hold him on my chest
     

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