Hatched chick hasnt absorbed yolk fully, will it be ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nikkumz, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Nikkumz

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    Should i jut let it be? It hatched about 2-3 hours ago and still has a bit of the yolk outside of its body..Its obviously still in the bottom half of the egg a bit. How long will it take for it to finish absorbing?
     
  2. kaitlyn_rae2003

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    I am going through the same thing as we speak! Glad i am not alone, but sorry yours was not a clean hop right out of the shell hatch...It is way more intense and worrysome than I thought it would be. My chickie hatched at 820 and is still slightly connected, its toes are kind of curled up, I hope they straighten out on their own, I have no clue if they are curled slightly when they hatch or not....sending good vibes your way! Good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. Nikkumz

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    Anyone know about this? Shold i cut the umbilical cord and detach it from the egg? Will that help the yolk absorb, or do i just need to leave her alon? Shes just laying in the bator
     
  4. MjChickens

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    Quote:no leave the yolk sac attached. If the chick is the only one in the bator that will help. Let the yolk absorb.
     
  5. BrattishTaz

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    Just leave her alone in the incubator/brooder away from other chicks. They usually finish up on their own and turn out fine. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nikkumz

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    Ok, thanks so much! She's the only one in there, the rest are in the brooder already. How long does it usually take for it to absorb?
     
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    Quote:It can take a few hours. You should see a difference by morning. Don't worry about feeding it, the yolk will be all it really needs for a couple of days. Give water once it starts walking (add a little sugar if it seems weak).
     
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  8. Nikkumz

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    She still hasnt absorbed the yolk all the way and its been about 5-6 hours....Should i be worried? Theres just a little bit there, and shes just laying there. Is she just laying down not moving much because the yolk is still on the outside a bit? Or is there something wrong with her?
     
  9. BrattishTaz

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    If she still has not absorbed the yolk, there is nothing you can do. Some chicks just don't make it but I think it is too early to say this will be the case with your chick. Chicks often have to rest for long periods of time after hatching before they try to get up.

    I know it is hard not to worry but the chick has to do this on its own. I could be up and running around by tomorrow. [​IMG]

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  10. Nikkumz

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    Ok, i just checked on here and it looks like the opening (where the umbilical cord comes from) Is almost fully closed with a bit of the yolk sticking out...Is that possible?
     

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