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HELP - Yolk leaking out of chick!

post #1 of 7
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I have a chick about 3 days old and the yolk is draining out of it. I'm assuming it's where the umbilical cord would be in a mammal. Can he make it through this? Is there anything I can do?
I have separated it from the others so they won't pick at it.


Any help is greatly appreciated!
16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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post #2 of 7
I haven't delt with this but I have read a lot about chicks and potential problems. I think most chicks don't make it if this is the issue. Only thing you can do is keep it clean and maybe put antibiotic ointment around the site to prevent infection. If you look up under the health section and chicks it has this listed and what to do. Good luck!
post #3 of 7
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I think most of them that die are those that have yolk outside or a yolk leak right after hatch out of the egg. I was cleaning off some pasty butt and the yolk plug came with it. 😟 So I think this is a little different situation. At least I hope so. It seems to have clotted itself with the yoke for now and the chick seems ok. I guess I will have to see how it does over the next 24 hours. Won't they just eat the food and water they have available if they don't have the yolk inside? I'm not sure what percent was lost. Thank you for the reply.
16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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post #4 of 7
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An update for anyone that comes across this thread in the future. This chicks abdomen has stopped leaking Yolk by itself. I separated it into a small box with heat, water, and food. It's eating drinking and walking around just fine today.
16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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post #5 of 7
I've never heard of this before..crazy
post #6 of 7
I just got baby chicks in yesterday. This morning I noticed one lethargic chick and sure enough it had pasty butt. So I cleaned her up but then noticed the yolk leaking out right underneath where she poops!!!

I wiped it up and it was leaking out for a few minutes. I put neosporin on it and am now just letting her rest under heat lamp.


Anything else I can do?

Poor little lady. And she is a blue copper marans. sad.png
post #7 of 7
I think she will die. She hasn't eaten and I have been giving her water but she is just sleeping.

Never seen this before. So sad because she is one I really wanted for my flock. ;(
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