Help! Chick with sack still not absorbed hatched

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bre113, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. bre113

    bre113 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a chick that hat hatched that still has a sack about the size of a dime hanging from it's abdomen. The yolk sac? What do I do if anything? Do chicks like this usually make it?
     
  2. bre113

    bre113 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that chick absorbed it's yolk sac, but I just came home to one a good bit worse... Dragging behind it and burst. I tied it off, let's hope it was the right choice! It was a very lively chick, but the sac was about an inch long. I figured, having already burst, and the chick constantly stepping on it, tying it off would give the chick a better chance.
     
  3. sumi

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    You did the right thing. How is the chick doing now?
     
  4. bre113

    bre113 Out Of The Brooder

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    It died :( it had pulled more of it's gut out. Maybe better luck next time!
     
  5. sumi

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG]
     

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