Chick Intestine problem!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Naztrain, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Naztrain

    Naztrain Out Of The Brooder

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    Some friends of mine are using my incubator to hatch some eggs, and the first one hatched out on its own just a half-hour ago. It looked fine, it had some poop still attached (but they normally do, right?) but the big problem is that it looks like there is some intestines that didn't absorb the right way. I'm going to isolate it to keep any other chicks that hatch from pecking at it. It's not as severe as some pictures I've seen, and the yolk looks to be entirely absorbed. It's not bleeding, and it's not any bigger than what you can see in the picture. It's behaving as normally as a 30 minute old chick does, but I'm not sure exactly what to do next. I've heard to wrap it up somehow, but I've never done this before.

    Here's a picture:
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks more like an unabsorbed yolk. Keep it moist and it should adsorb.
     
  3. Naztrain

    Naztrain Out Of The Brooder

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    That is the yolk sack? I thought the yolk sack would be more... yellow...

    And if that's the problem, it should correct itself within about a day, right?

    That is just poop, right? The tannish-brown and white goo?

    Sorry, haven't hatched eggs in 2 years.




    As a side note, there are 19 more eggs, and 7 have pipped or are further along. Buff orpingtons, by the way.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  4. Naztrain

    Naztrain Out Of The Brooder

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    And, should I separate it from the others?
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I would Naztrain...even if there's just one little buddy until the yolk's completely absorbed.

    Howya been stranger?!
     

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