Black yolk sac?****pics added***

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wegs813, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    SE Minnesota
    I am on day 23. I had 10 eggs go in to lockdown out of 13. As of right now, only 2 have hatched. One of the hatched ones came out very wet and husband said that it was starting to dry off and was getting stuck to the wire floor in the incubator. My husband pulled it out, washed it off, dried it a little and stuck it back in the incubator. There were 2 other ones in there that had pipped and there had been no movement for quite some time, so my husband pulled them out. He said that one of them had a black yolk that normal? I have not been home to look at it yet, but will post when I have been home and had a chance to look at them.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    I'm going to bump this thread so it doesn't get lost, plus I want to know what this could be.
  3. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm curious too. Never heard of that. Pics please?[​IMG]
  4. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    SE Minnesota
    Here are the pictures....both of them had pipped the shell, and put a decent size hole in it, but neither started to zip
    The top picture looks like he was not ready to come out yet. But the bottom picture looks like he was fully developed.
    Maybe the black colored sac is normal...I really don't know.
    Also wanted to add, I pulled 4 eggs from the incubator tonight that had done nothing...cracked them open, and they were early quitters. Really not sure what I was looking at when I candled them before lockdown.


    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  5. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    Corvallis, OR
    Definitely not normal. If you unwrap the chick a bit, what does it look like?

    I wonder if some bacteria got into the egg...
  6. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    SE Minnesota
    Quote:This is what he looked like unwrapped. To me it looks like he was fully developed, except for the yolk sac.
  7. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2010
    Grantsburg, WI
    WOW I wonder what that is from. Have you tried a google search? Sorry, I'm of no help on this one.
  8. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    It looks like his insides are on his outside. I'm not saying it is, just looks like it.
  9. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    Quote:I second that
  10. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    Summit County, Ohio
    Wow... that's crazy. Definitely not normal. I could only take guesses at it... possibly innards are out, or whatever it is didn't get fully absorbed into the chick on time. If you ever find out what it is/was... let us know. [​IMG]

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