chick with yolk sac not absorbed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wlyouth05, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. wlyouth05

    wlyouth05 In the Brooder

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    I have one chick that hatched with yolk sac not absorbed all the way. Still a pea sized portion of yolk sac till there. Chick is fine eating and socializing but need some advice. It is dry and just looks weird.[​IMG]
     

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    The chick will probably be fine, if that is just yolk sac. Sometimes, it takes several days or even a week for the entire yolk sac and scab to go away. Just make sure that the other chicks aren't pecking at it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013
  3. Cheyen

    Cheyen Songster

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  4. wlyouth05

    wlyouth05 In the Brooder

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    The others were pecking at first but not anymore. This chick was almost 24 hours later to hatch than the others. Left hum in incubator for 2 days to see if it absorbed. Pecked a little when put into brooder but fine now.
     

  5. Avlana

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    It's pretty small, so it should absorb in a few days.
     

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