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Dead Chick didnt hatch. Graphic pic

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adriano, May 18, 2010.

  1. adriano

    adriano Songster

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    Hi
    This chick was due to hatch out, but didnt.
    I broke open shell when i was sure nothing was alive and found what looks like its intestines comming out from its stomach.
    Pic enclosed.

    Anyone any ideas

    Cheers

    [​IMG][/img]
     

  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

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    I dont believe that was intestines. I believe that is her yolk sac which it is suppose to go into her so she can absorb it. Its like her umbilical cord and placenta. It just looks like it because I accidentally pulled it out of one of my golden comets.
     
  3. MissDeb

    MissDeb Songster

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    It looks as though its a couple of days pre-mature as well.
     
  4. Cluck-a-Doodle-Doo

    Cluck-a-Doodle-Doo In the Brooder

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    Yeah, that is the yolk sac there. We usually end up with 1 or 2 in a hatch that fully develop but do not make it out of the shell.
     
  5. adriano

    adriano Songster

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    Thanks guys
    Two hatched out this morning and are not standing yet. 12hrs later
    Pic attached. Any advice on what to do.
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  6. adriano

    adriano Songster

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    Thank you.
     

  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    I found that paper towels are horrible to use. It seems to causes them to slip and get spraddle leg. That's what they have and you can treat it but it is a pain and most people would cull.

    i would try to get that shelf liner that is made of rubber material, they grip much better on that stuff. Usually the dollar store has it and it isn't expensive. I went as far as putting a very small amount of shavings for traction.

    i had the same thing happen to some of my chicks a ways back. I got the legs pretty much back to normal but really never normal. I used bandaids cut as a brace, some use bread ties.

    best of luck
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  8. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Songster

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    One of mine were like that too. That is the yolk sac not totally absorbed by the chick.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  9. EggSpudition

    EggSpudition Songster

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