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Chick hatched without absorbing ANY of the yolk sac...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mmvisualart, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. mmvisualart

    mmvisualart Out Of The Brooder

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    For the first time, we had a chick hatch without absorbing ANY of the sac into its belly. At first I thought it had a parasitic twin that had not developed, until I took a closer look. I carefully put it in with the other chicks after it and its sac had dried up a bit in the incubator. The sac dried up altogether pretty quickly, so I was able to snip it off the chick. I still assumed that this one would not survive.
    About 24 hours later, that chick was still alive. It seemed to want to stay in the world, so I mixed up some electrolytes (water, sugar and a pinch of salt) in a tiny medicine cup. He perked up quickly. His behavior certainly was not that of your average chick, but he was trying.
    Today I added applesauce to the mix – early in the day, It went down OK. At the grocery tonight, I purchased a jar of chicken, squash and grain baby food. YES, I bought a chick chicken. Meat is a reliable method of getting protein into their system quickly and chicken is easy to digest. Mixed with water, he took the new food mash from a big dropper. Every time he gets something down, he energizes.
    For the full story and updates: http://farmette1769.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/chance-the-chick/
     
  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Amazing! I hope the chick makes it! Good luck!
     
  3. AlaskaChicks

    AlaskaChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    any update on Chance? *crossing fingers*
     
  4. nightowl223

    nightowl223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X 2! [​IMG]
     
  5. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading the link that was posted. On March 6th, this is what was posted:

    "I sit here writing, trying not to cry, having gotten attached to the little guy. Chance passed away a little while ago. He developed a hernia in the spot where the yolk sac was not absorbed. OK, now I am crying. It is always worth a try, even though this is the most likely outcome. We really enjoyed his presence here. RIP Chance…"

    http://farmette1769.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/there-was-a-chance/

    Sad [​IMG]
     
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  6. mmvisualart

    mmvisualart Out Of The Brooder

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