HELP! My chick hatched with a big tumor on it

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddipuppy, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little Japanese bantam hatched a few minutes ago (day 22) and has some kind of large tumor on it. What should I do?
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  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Erm... not a tumor. That is the yolk, unabsorbed. Keep it in the incubator, with the humidity up, to allow the yolk to absorb. Sometimes it will absorb, sometimes it will not. [​IMG] Keep it separated from all other chicks as they will peck at it.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its just the yolk , keep him in the bator away from other chicks so it dosnt bust it should absorb on its own [​IMG] good luck
     
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wrap its body in plastic, the biggest danger is the yolk will dry up before it absorbs. Maybe zip lock bag with its head out and wet paper towel wrapping it up. Put it back in the bator.
     
  5. Jaclyn528

    Jaclyn528 Out Of The Brooder

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    How is the little chick doing?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm so glad you posted this. I probably would FREAK! Now I'm warned, so thanks.
     
  7. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He died. I guess it was just too much for him. [​IMG]
     
  8. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  9. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear it. Sometimes it's hard when they make it and you have a scrawny, weak chick who needs special care. Sometimes they do great so it makes it worth a try. It's always hard when you lose one. Hope the rest of your hatch went well.
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That happens really commonly, even under hens at times. I swear some of the little buggers get claustrophobic and bang out too soon. If protected from other chicks and kept from tearing the yolk it usually is better in twelve hours, sometimes less. Any not better my 24 have an internal problem preventing absorption.

    Usually the ones that take longest don't do well. But the ones who take12-18 hours are often perfectly fine in the end.
     

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