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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beckyloveschicks, Jul 31, 2008.
Some sort of hernia? What do I do?
Can you get a clearer picture. ALmost looks like the yolk sac but can't see it clearly enough. That poor baby! Does she try to stand and walk around?
That is a yolk sac. That chick was way to young to hatch by itself.
Did you "help" it out of the egg?
OH! I hope it all turns out okay.
Hmmm... Today is day 21 and it was the first one to crack the shell yesterday. She had her beak poked out this morning and was peeping at us. Another chick has hatched no problem.
Sometimes they take a day or more to finish absorbing their yolks even after pipping.
Oh good, glad someone else could tell for sure what it was! I'm sorry for your little baby. Does anyone know if this large of a yolk sac can be absorbed by the baby?
I dont think it will make it, it looks like a chick at 19 days development. Pipping and peeping does not mean the chick is ready to hatch. They pip when they require more oxygen, then rest for up to 1 or 2 days for the yolk to absorb before they actually can hatch. sorry but by the looks of the shell it looks like a massacre not a hatch.
That's the yolk. It may absorb and be ok, but unfortunately, it probably won't. From pip to hatch can be at least 24 hours. It's important not to try to help them if at all possible. This is what can happen...the baby isn't ready to hatch. I'm not saying you did this...just using this photo as an example of what can happen when we think we are "helping" them. I know...I've done it before.
All you can do is leave it in the incubator away from the other hatchlings and wait.