help! my chicken egg hatched and the chick has guts on the outside!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KWAK, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    i cant kill it [​IMG] so is there any thing i can do like bandage it up or somthing till its guts go inside?
  2. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Is it's guts or is it's yolk sac

    If its yolk sac take a paper towel, nice and wet, wrap it in it, and make sue head is peaked our, hen place in cup
    With heat, for warmth

    It can still absorb the yolk

    This way, other chicks don't attack the yolk
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    Did you help it out of the shell? sometimes they take a while for the yoke to be exorbed and helping it out of the shell to soon will cause that. I have never heard of any other cause. All you can do is put it out of its misery. Once the yoke looses moisture it won't be exorbed.
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    no i didnt help it [​IMG]
  5. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    I agree with wannabchick... Wrap it in a moist paper towel, washcloth or small hand towel... The moisture will keep it from drying out.. Make sure the water is warm when you wet the towel and then wrap the chick in it and put it back in the bator.. Keep it's head unwrapped so it can breathe.. Check on it in a few hours.. If it still had not absorbed it, wrap it back up and put it back... You may have to do this a few times... Once the yolk is completely absorbed, take the towel off of it and put it back in the bator to dry.. once it's dry, you can move it to the brooder... I had a chick like this last April and it actually took 2 days wrapped in a towel and half the shell! She's all grown up and her name is Miracle!!!!

    Goddess [​IMG]

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