HELP! Chick hatched with yolk sack attached and it ruptured!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mr.majestik, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. mr.majestik

    mr.majestik Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2008
    I had a chic hatchthis morning with the yolk sack still attached. It hatched on day 19 and the yok sack was pretty big. Now it's ruptured and leaking. Should I cull it so it wont contaminate the rest of the eggs??
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    I guess if it were up to me, I would cull it. ON the other hand you could try putting it in your brooder and keeping it warm to see if it will pull through. If it does, watch for infection.
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Tie off the yolk sac with string so it won't keep bleeding and keep it warm and it might survive.
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    It could make it !!!! Give it a chance, put it in your brooder away from the others.... keep it warm.

    LOPRFYLER Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2008
    I'd also be worried about it having access to food and water right away if it lost the yolk.
  6. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    It could make it but realisticly it probably wont. If it were me I'd cull it now. My experience has been it's better not to try to rescue them. If they don't thrive with minimal intervention you're just prolonging the inevitable.
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Make sure the cord is no longer attached to the chick. Tie it off with a double piece of thread and then clip with clean scissors near the tummy. Give the chick some Poly-Vi-Sol...pediatric liquid vitamins...(no iron)...1 drop three times a day for 7 days then taper off. Put some electrolytes...or diluted gatorade in a it's water. Keep is warm and dry and away from the other chicks for a day or so...until it is up walking around and can fend for itself with the others. Good luck!! [​IMG]
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    In my experience they don't survive this type of trauma at hatch time. I would cull it as well.

    For future incubation, I would recommend reducing your temps. They are hatching too early, which is a sign the temps are about a half to a full degree too high. I hope the rest are ok, if you have more eggs due.

  9. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    depends on how its acting if it acts somewhat active and such tie it off if not its not doing so well cull it thats just my 2 cents
  10. mr.majestik

    mr.majestik Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2008
    Thanks for the great advice I sincerely appreciate it. I made a judgement call to go ahead and cull it. The yolk sack was totally ruptured and although the chick seemed to be getting around ok it was a tiny little runt and infection was inevitable. Good news is the rest ofthem are doing fantastic. Little peeps are running around and having a ball. Here's afew pics:)



    The two still in the bator just hatched this morning. Does anyone know what the black one might be? It was a suprise breed. The rest are RIR.

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