Just hatched out 10 Aylesbury ducklings in an incubator.
All are fine apart from one.
He is 3 days old now. Since hatching he hasn't been able to balance properly. He is physically able to use his legs. He is able to swim fairly well but simply cannot stand properly without falling over. He falls to the right and just keeps falling the right after he gets up.
I think it's neurological as there is nothing physical wrong as far as I can see. It's like he knows what he wants to do but his brain can't make his legs do it. He can eventually make his way around (to the food/water, back to the others) but not without banging into the sides and constantly falling over.
Strangely he can swim quite well. . . much better than he can walk, so I'm convinced it's balance and neurology.
It's horrible to watch but he's the friendliest little duckling and I really don't want to have to put him down.
I've left it 3 days but there's been no real improvement.
It's like he's never moved on from the intial wobbliness to be expected from a newly hatched egg.
Has anyone ever experienced this? Please help. Any help gratefully received.
ps: I've hatched out quite a few clutches before so I've covered all the usual stuff such as cleaniness, feed, water, contamination etc etc.