Hatching now! - Questions!

cqranch

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
202
8
121
Russellville
Chicks are starting to hatch. One completely out, drying doing fine. One other is out, but with what looks like small amount of yolk still attached. Another out, no yolk, but appears to be bleeding some. Is this normal or do I have a couple issues here?
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
94
351
Adair Co., KY
I have had some with partial yolks, and some that bled a little from the umbilical. All of them turned out fine. I have only lost one hatched chick, because it got stuck under the nest bucket and couldn't get out.
 

cqranch

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
202
8
121
Russellville
Now a fourth has almost completely free, however, it appears there is a large yolk still left. It's still basically sitting in the shell with head out. Will it still absorb the yolk?

Couple more pipping as well... this is maddening!
 

lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
12 Years
Apr 29, 2007
5,028
7
271
Georgia
The ones with yolk should absorb, especially if they are still in the shell some. I have had them pip and start to zip then just sit there absorbing yolk.
Don't worry too much.
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
7,531
539
396
Maine
Lucky You!
I am still VERY nervous because it's day 21 and still no pips from my single first egg. Yes, it is VERY maddening!!!
I am going crazy here!!!
Soo worried about my baby fuzzie!

They will probably absorb the yolk. Don't worry too much(although it is very hard not to worry!!!
) Let them do it themselves and they will be fine.

Congrats and good luck!
 

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