Chick hatched with problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newfromMN, May 4, 2009.

  1. newfromMN

    newfromMN Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what it means when a chicken hatches with a belly that looks like yolk but then later drys off and the yellow yolk stuff protrudes from the abdomen?? What causes it? The shell was really bloody inside too. Thanks!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    More deteial and a pic would help but it sounds like he didnt absorbe his yolk all the way and his tummy didnt close up all the way , some times if you just keep them quite they will finish absorbeing and all and be ok , sometimes they dont make it. Usully only time will tell.
    Good luck
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Just make sure that the others don't pick at it and watch him.
     
  4. newfromMN

    newfromMN Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Sometimes it gets better?
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    yes sometimes there tummy / yolk problems get better and they do fine , just be ready incase this dosnt happen , make shure the other chicks if there are any dont peck at his tummy and such.
     

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