Chick didn't absorb all yoke

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JoshD, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD New Egg

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    My chick hatched in the incubator early yesterday morning. It had a bit of the yoke sac still hanging out (half dime size). It was busted by one of the other chicks pecking on it. I now have the chick by itself and yoke dripped slowly falling from the chick for about 2-3 hours. The dripping has now stopped because the yoke has thickened up and formed a clot. I'm unsure what to do. It seems to be doing fine. It's chirping quite a bit and very responsive. Will the chick make it? What can I do to help it? Thank you for any help! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016
  2. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest quarantining it inside the brooder so no one can mess with the yolk sac. Since it didn't absorb all of it, be sure it has food and water available. I believe the yolk sac will eventually just fall off, but don't rush the process or it can bleed and die from it.

    Having it inside a clear container so it can see the other chicks is helpful for it not to feel too lonely
    Maybe something like this with a wash cloth on the bottom for gripping.
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    Obviously doesn't need to be that nice, but basic concept.
     
  3. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's the little guy doing?
     

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