Emergency.Chick hatched with partial yolk sac not absorbed.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by standardbanty, May 22, 2010.

  1. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A chick just hatched with its yolk sac the size of a marble has not been absorbed. Can I do anything?

    Thanks.
     
  2. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure if you just leave it, it will absorb it and be just fine. I 'helped' one of mine out of its shell too soon recently (a duckling under a broody duck) and it still had quite the yolk sack. Next morning it was the size of a pea and a week later the duckling is going strong. They do need the energy/nutrients from it in those first days.
     
  3. Penturner

    Penturner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes just leave it. if there is anything you can do to limit the movement of the chick until it is absorbed that would be good. If the chicks is already being pretty much still just leave it it will finish absorbing it.
     
  4. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick "yolk" sac seems it might have some blood in it too. It also is breatheing a little hard too.
     
  5. L0rraine

    L0rraine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know about the blood, maybe someone else will. Will keep the fingers crossed that your little guy pulls through. [​IMG]
     

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