BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › Help please! Assisted hatching is turning to yolk disaster!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help please! Assisted hatching is turning to yolk disaster!

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have read the articles on here about assisted hatching and what to do about a yolk the has not absorbed all the way. I had to assist a chick this morning and to my surpris e(no bloo) the chick had its yolk still out (dime size) so I put it in a damp cloth in a bowl only to return 6 hours later and it had moved its way out and had even more smelly , yucky yolk out! Now it's drying and has burst! The poor baby is in a mug still chirping and moving slowly but is breathing slowly. Is there anyway to save this little baby? He's really weak and I want to save him!
post #2 of 7
Wish I could tell you. You are doing what I would suggest. Good luck,!

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply
post #3 of 7
Can u post a pic? Do u have any save a chick or nutridrench? Is there any yolk left? Depending where it burst, you may be able to tie it off. Is it bleeding or just yolk?
post #4 of 7
Sorry, no help from me... Other than the words, be strong. Do the right thing. Something isn't right if the little guy can't hatch out... (You haven't been opening the lid have you?)... So steel yourself. You gonna have to do the deed.

I tried helping a few times. Now I just watch and cheer them on. You really don't want sickly chooks bred into your flock
Snowy, Trixy, Mavis, Charlotte, Esme, Wilma, Bella, Norma, Dusty
Barney, Rose, Violet, Wendy (broody moved area)
Rocky, Rambo, Blacky, Rocky II, Stripey
Slash Dot + 64 friends and done until March
Molly.... Abonded chicks..mmm + Bluey (broody moved area) and growing Pullets
Cock, sparrow proof area operational
RIP Dot, Lola, Goliath, Dotty
Reply
Snowy, Trixy, Mavis, Charlotte, Esme, Wilma, Bella, Norma, Dusty
Barney, Rose, Violet, Wendy (broody moved area)
Rocky, Rambo, Blacky, Rocky II, Stripey
Slash Dot + 64 friends and done until March
Molly.... Abonded chicks..mmm + Bluey (broody moved area) and growing Pullets
Cock, sparrow proof area operational
RIP Dot, Lola, Goliath, Dotty
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
The baby ended up dying:( but I have two new baby chicks that hatch and have so much energy
post #6 of 7
I am sorry the chick died. But, for this very reason I no longer help chicks that can't hatch of their own.
post #7 of 7
Awesome! Sorry for the loss though. Always a tough call. I assist hatches, many make it, some don't.
Have fun with your babies.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › Help please! Assisted hatching is turning to yolk disaster!