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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenLayD, Mar 15, 2016.
I have read about this happening but can't seem to find a good picture online. Will he be okay?
You can't tell much from the pic. In that pic it looks more like cord still attached than anything else. If it's just cord, then he should be fine. But, it's too hard to tell for sure.
It sort of looks like a bit of unabsorbed yolk to me. Put it on a damp paper towel (so it doesn't rupture while its walking around in the 'bator), keep the room the incubator is in as dark as possible (in hopes that the chick will stay still, and on the towel) and give it time to absorb. Its pretty small, so it should be okay
I picked him up and can see that it really does appear to be an organ. I will try that though. Thank you.
Now I agree with funky, looks more like the last little bit of yolk and the membrane around the yolk. Once the yolk is completely absorbed it will most likely leave a little ball of membrane that should dry up and fall off in a few days.
I had one last year, I put a damp paper towel in a coffee mug, set the chick in the mug set the mug under the brooder light, (I couldn't leave it in the bator or I would have). In 24 hours the yolk had absorbed and a couple days after that the membrane dried up and fell off at a touch.
Such a relief! Thank you!
Best of luck to him. Usually that small they absorb it fine and perk right up as long as there isn't anything internally going on that you just can't see. I hope he does as well as I think he will.
I know this isn't the greatest quality picture but I wanted to update. He/she is doing very well! Very plump and lively!
That's great! I'm glad to hear that.