from australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KLEWIS, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. KLEWIS

    KLEWIS New Egg

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    My 2 day old needs help, was born with a swelling between legs - thought it , it may have been cyst. Made chick walk with a splayed leg , was bad this morning so I poked it and yellow fluid came out. Checked in a few hours and had reformed so poked it again doesn't look good.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. KLEWIS

    KLEWIS New Egg

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    Thanks - alass tis too late for that one but sure would like know what it was. I haven't hatched eggs from this hen before so dont know about her breeding. The rooster is an arucana have had success with a australorp and him. This summer has been so so hot and humid here - the humidity in the incubator was up and down from 45-60% don't know what that might have done but only got 1 chick from14 eggs, what failure.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    could that have been the yoke sac that is attached to them. It is generally absorbed before birth but, sometimes it takes a day or so longer.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If that should occur again please post a photo so we can offer better advice.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So sorry about your loss. If you have future problems, please do post photo in emergencies. I am glad you decided to join us.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Sorry for your loss! My first guess would be that the mass/cyst was an unabsorbed yolk sack. It could have been some other deformity, however.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your baby. [​IMG] I agree, it sounds like an unabsorbed yolk sac. Sometimes these things heal over after 24+ hours, sometimes not. For the future, make sure your temps are too high during incubation and your humidity is too high during lock down either. Both of these can cause them to no absorb the sac or it becomes infected.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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