Dried Yolk Sac still stuck

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newchickenfamily, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. I have a 4 day old Silkie chick with the dried up yolk sac still stuck to it. Thought it was poop at first, but after careful inspection, it's clear that it's not that. This chick seems a little smaller than the others now. The other chicks are not messing with the sac, but will it fall off on it's own? Is it possible the chick won't make it because of this? [​IMG]
  2. Anyone have any thoughts on the dried up stuff on my Silkie chick?
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    wish i could help!.....good luck!..BUMP...
  4. aberfitch

    aberfitch Songster

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    depends if it is a string.. i cut it off .. if it is thicker i would seperate him untill it falls off
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Can you moisten it with a warm wet washcloth, then pick it off? Keep the baby warm until he's dried back up.
  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I would not bother the dried yolk remains at all. It will fall off when on its own. If the chick is not doing well do separate it and give extra V&E in the water. Your chicks actually hatched a bit before it was ready or development was slow in the shell. It will take awhile to catch up or it just may be a weak chick and will always be smaller.

    It is hard when you first start out but there are some chicks that just don't make it and we all need to be prepared to loose some. They can be weak for many reasons, genetic or some sort of bacteria or weak immunity. It is important to let the weak ones go if necessary. You want to breed hearty and healthy chickens that will thrive and pass those good genes along to the next generation.
  7. [​IMG] Thanks everyone!!

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