1 day Silkie chick leaking yolk from side

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FlightsofFancy, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! Silkie chick hatched yesterday, looking great. Just started leaking yolk fluid from area between vent and leg. What do I do? Is this serious?

    Kelly:(
     
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    [​IMG] I am so sorry I don't know, but I hope the little guy is ok!
     
  3. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
    Help! This is freaken me out! What do I do?
     
  4. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hellllllllllllllllllllllllppppppppppppppppppp!
     
  5. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    wait a little bit before bumping it up. Let me research it for you and see if I can find anything. Patience grasshopper. patience
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    is it leaking right out of her vent? Could be what she did not eat maybe?
     
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Ok. Is her abdomen swollen? Ruptured yolk sac, possibly? I don't know very much about this, though. Or what causes it.
     
  8. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another chick in the hatch has not absorbed the yolk sack and has a large abdomen, but this silkie looked normal. It is not the navel or vent. It looks like a puncture from another chicks egg tooth on the area between the vent and leg.
     
  9. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    I'd just clean it up and leave it alone. Im sure it will be alright. [​IMG]
     
  10. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    If there's no blood then I bet it will be ok. Keep a close watch, see if eats and drinks. So many unusual things can happen to babies that come out of eggs!
     

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