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Malpositioned hatched chick, YOLK. HELP!

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Okay, so before I started hatching eggs I read the form on here about what to do and what not to do. After hatching several one successful batch , I got a baby that hatched too early and ended it having its yolk half way out. It was tearing apart and turning a deep dark red, it was smelly and they chick was weak..... Things weren't going well and it ended up dying. Now two months later(today) I had a malpositioned chick, I left it alone but kept watching it to check and make sure everything was okay. Well when I got home today I noticed that the chick has began its hatching and was halfway through but when it would go to push, you could tell it was was weak by its small tiny movement and not much of a chirp at all. Tearing the membrane back a little bit , the was absolutely no blood, and it was quiet clear. So I tore the membrane enough so that when he pushed the next time he would hatch. Well he did, but when he did I turned it over and realized that it's yolk was hanging out but it was dry and looked healthy. (I know this sound horrible, but bare with me) from my last baby that had this problem he kept kicking his legs such would get caught in the yolk so I tied this babies legs together and put him in a mug to where his abdomen was pointing forwards just a little bit. I have warm rags surrounding him and for the yolk, to keep it wet , I have put Triple Antibiotic ointment on it(it doesn't have pain medication in it , it has Bactricerin) and I have him in the incubator... If this doesn't make since I'm sorry but I just want to know if you think he will be fine. He's sleeping now and breathing fine, just uncomfortable since I tied his legs together and all he wants to do is move. Please give me some tips I don't want to loose another baby.
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Can I cut the yolk sack?
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Anyone?
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Chicks digest the yolk sack after hatching. Cutting it off will probably kill him.
Edited by enola - 11/5/15 at 4:39pm
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