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Chick yolk ?

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 I just found that one of my chicks died earlier and I checked it out to see what was going on until I threw it out (it was 4 days old). It looked like there was  a wound below vent, which must have been the belly button. the belly button had a hard coat of something yellow (my guess is the yolk). I picked at it and an amount of the yellow liquid came oozing out. Is this the yolk and is it supposed to be there? Anyone know why it died?
 

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Sorry to hear you lost your chick hugs.gif

Could have been some yolk that had not fully absorbed. It could also have been infection from mushy chick disease. Here is an article on mushy chick with pics that you can compare against ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis
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Sorry to hear you lost your chick hugs.gif

Could have been some yolk that had not fully absorbed. It could also have been infection from mushy chick disease. Here is an article on mushy chick with pics that you can compare against ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis


Ahhhh. thank you for the link. ill try hatching again in a few more weeks

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