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post #11 of 15
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All is good at the moment.

Will the yolk sack absorb into the chick or does it dry out and fall off or something?

After how long will i have to start giving it food and water?

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Survivability is not great but it is only an idea. It may not have an infection and it may just be one of the weird things that happen.
Happy to help and I hope your chick pulls through.

 

Guyswithchicks ,

 

Do you think my chick needs water? it is about 26 hours old and the yolk sack has shrunk about half the size

post #13 of 15
Yes I think you should offer it water by gently dipping it's break in water or dipping your finger in water and letting a water droplet form on the end then gently offer the droplet to the chick. Hydration is important as amylynn has mentioned to you in another thread.
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Yes I think you should offer it water by gently dipping it's break in water or dipping your finger in water and letting a water droplet form on the end then gently offer the droplet to the chick. Hydration is important as amylynn has mentioned to you in another thread.


My chicks yolk sack is getting smaller I think and I gave it some water using a syringe.
I am worried because it is not standing or walking at all. It does lift its head up while lying on its side.

Is this normal or should I be worried?

I assume it's just because it's weak from the yolk sack or something and once that goes it will begin to walk and stand. Is this correct do you think?

Please answer as I am really worried
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OK I'm going to be totally honest with you. While there is always hope, the prognosis is not good. Without mobility, food and sufficient hydration, the chick is going to get weaker.
It sounds as if it is just one of those situations where an unthrifty chick has hatched. While some assisted hatches make it, some do not.
I totally understand how upsetting it is. Believe me, in the early years I spent hours nursing any sick chick but I now realise that we can also prolong the inevitable and that is sometimes more stressful both on the animal and us.
Keep it warm and offer it water. If you do have a mineral or vitamin water solvable supplement then try that to. Here in new Zealand we have a product called ornithon which is great. I put it in my chicks water for the first 10 days of their lives.
I wish you luck.



My chicks yolk sack is getting smaller I think and I gave it some water using a syringe.
I am worried because it is not standing or walking at all. It does lift its head up while lying on its side.

Is this normal or should I be worried?

I assume it's just because it's weak from the yolk sack or something and once that goes it will begin to walk and stand. Is this correct do you think?

Please answer as I am really worried
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