Chick hatching, a few problems. Should I be worried? Please respond.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emwa1988, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. emwa1988

    emwa1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chicks hatched in the last 15 mins. It took a little while to get out but not too long. It came out smaller than the others and quite wet. When I looked in the egg I saw quite a lot of jelly-like goo, which was attached to his vent by a slimy thread which detached as he moved away. I assume it is his yolk sack but none of it looks like actual insides. (Sorry for the poor photo quality)

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    I'm keeping an eye on it, he is as lively as the others, wandering about and drying off. Generally he seems to be doing ok. Nothing s hanging out of his vent at all. Is there anything I should be worried about or do for him?


    Swift replies appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal, it's just old stuff from the embryo, as long as his vent is fine he is fine [​IMG]
     
  3. emwa1988

    emwa1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote: Lovely, thank you. Puts my mind at ease. He's doing great now, can't tell him apart from the others.
     
  4. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful! Pictures?
     
  5. emwa1988

    emwa1988 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm still trying to obey the lockdown and my incubator has darkened plastic so hard to get a good photo, will post some soon!
     
  6. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, good choice
     
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    Ok, what do I do here? Chick hatched with small red sack hanging out of its vent. It's not bleeding and the chick seems normal. Ive cleaned the area a little with warm water and a cotton bud and applied a little antibacterial cream. Will it remedy itself? I've heard about tying these off? Could you give me some advice please?
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  9. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it any better?
     
  10. emwa1988

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    It seems fine. Red sack is still there though. I'm wondering if it's going to cause problems toileting?
     

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