birth defect? stomach yoke prolasped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jerrybeans, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. jerrybeans

    jerrybeans Out Of The Brooder

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    Harrison
    Hi, Today I had an Americana hatch with a large yoke type bump, popping out of his stomach. It looks like a birth defect. Is there any chance his body will resorb the yoke and all will be normal? Thanks
     
  2. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try putting it in a ziplock bag with just its head out and a wet paper towel on its stomach. The problem is if the yolk dries out before it absorbs.
     
  3. jerrybeans

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    Thanks for your feedback. I'll give it a try.
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    How big of a bump is it?
     
  5. jerrybeans

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    Unfortunately, it was much more that yoke and the chick has been put down. The entire stomach had failed to form correctly and it was the intestines popping out.
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG, that's a big problem, hope he'll be fine since i don't have any experience in this problem.
     

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