Double yolk 1 strong live chick 1 attached embreo help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TJR, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. TJR

    TJR New Egg

    Dec 20, 2011
    We just hatched 10 eggs, the 9th however I had to intervene once I cleared the dried membrain from chicks eyes it finished the work itself an hatched n my hand under a heat lamp. However it rolled over in my hand an I discovered it was a doubke yolk. The second yolk had a undeveloped fetus. its been well over 24 hours an the live chick is strong an healthy but the fetus/yolk sack is dried but still attatched 2 my chick I dont know what 2 do any advise would b great

    Getting worried thank you
  2. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    This thread has a lot and may be of help.

    I hatch tortoises and sometimes there are twins. You have to separate them. If one is already dead then I would tie the umbilicus as closely to the live chick as possible with a small piece of thread then sever it past the thread! Good luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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