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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by friskebluegills, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chillin' With My Peeps

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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? [​IMG]
     
  2. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  3. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    These things mostly resolve themselves. I wouldnt worry about it.
     
  5. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I should just let him run around the incubator [​IMG] . Ok, I guess that's what would happen if I wasn't home. I'll back away from the incubator [​IMG] and check on him later Thanks [​IMG]
     
  6. amydurose

    amydurose Out Of The Brooder

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    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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