Chick hatched w/o absorbing all the yolk - help!!! (Pic)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newchickies, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. newchickies

    newchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a chick hatch this morning and discovered that not all of the yolk/intestines had finished absorbing. I am trying to keep a wet paper towel underneath it, but it seems like it dries up pretty fast and I have to keep getting it wet. What should I do? Is there any hope? It seems like it's doing well, flopping around and cheeping every now and then...

    Thanks for your help!

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  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see all that wasn't absorbed, but mine often hatch without all absorbed. Just leave him in there for awhile. He should be fine.
     
  3. newchickies

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    Does it dry up and fall off or should I keep getting it wet so that it will absorb?
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let it dry up. If the intestines are not enclosed, he probably won't make it. I had one that the intestines were not on the inside. It lived for a day. I tried to clip the "dry" stuff off and it ended up dying. Good luck.
     

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