A chick just hatched, but the yolk isn't totally absorbed.

friskebluegills

Chirping
9 Years
Jul 17, 2010
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I just had a chick hatch, all on his own. he's walking around the incubator, but the shell is stuck to him and you can still see the yolk. Is there anything I can do to help him?
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lynxs1981

Chirping
9 Years
Jul 8, 2010
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Hmm...i'm not sure with the shell still attached. I know with an unabsorbed yolk, you keep them wrapped in a moist cloth to keep it from drying out.
 

friskebluegills

Chirping
9 Years
Jul 17, 2010
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Could i pull the yolk out of the shell and wrap it in the cloth? What kind of cloth and how. He just came out and I really don't want him to die.
 

friskebluegills

Chirping
9 Years
Jul 17, 2010
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So I should just let him run around the incubator
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. Ok, I guess that's what would happen if I wasn't home. I'll back away from the incubator
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and check on him later Thanks
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amydurose

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 4, 2010
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England
I posted pics of my chick a few days ago, she was the same, I left her alone and it seemed to absorb the rest overnight.

Good luck
 

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