Chick just hatched...what is THIS? UPDATE and ? page 2

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beckyloveschicks, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. beckyloveschicks

    beckyloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Some sort of hernia? What do I do?
     
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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    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?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    That is a yolk sac. That chick was way to young to hatch by itself.

    Did you "help" it out of the egg?
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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  5. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH! I hope it all turns out okay. [​IMG]
     
  6. beckyloveschicks

    beckyloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Sometimes they take a day or more to finish absorbing their yolks even after pipping.
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    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? [​IMG]
     
  9. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    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. [​IMG]

    All you can do is leave it in the incubator away from the other hatchlings and wait.
     

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