Chick hatched an hour ago. Yolk sac not completely absorbed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pkw, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just checking on one of my chicks that hatched about an hour or so ago. It hatched on its own but its yolk sac was not completely absorbed. I think it leaked out a little also looking down into the incubator (thru the window panes I can see this). Do you think this chick is gonna be able to survive like this? Sorry I don't have a way to take pictures right now.

    **UPDATE............ I just checked on it again and its yolk sac is completely hanging out. I am leaving it alone.
     
  2. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

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    Poor Lil Feller.....Im posting this so it will be back on top of the forum. Good luck.
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    It may or may not survive. Other than tying off the sack close to the chicks belly with some thread, there isn't anything much else you can do.
     
  4. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    That's so sad. How is it doing now?
     
  5. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is still alive. The chick is in the incubator sleeping right now along with 2 other chicks that hatched a few hours ago.
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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