Help! New chick just hatched and...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CBarrett, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Attention experts and experienced ones.. One chick just hatched and has a little red "sac" hanging out of her rear end.. Is that the rest of the yolk that didn't get absorbed completely? Will she be okay if I just leave her in the incubator until that is absorbed or falls off? She seems energetic and active, peeping a lot and moving around.. Help!
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I would leave her be.
     
  3. Jamezb_tx

    Jamezb_tx Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one chick with this too...I let it dry out...after that I clipped it a little shorter so the other chicks would leave it alone...the rest fell off naturally.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Left over yolk is still yellow. It sounds like it might be her umbilical stump. Leave her in the bator or the others will peck at it.
     
  5. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    Chick has been in the 'bator for an hour now after hatch - the "little" red sac is now much bigger. Should I be worried or just let her be? I'm a nervous Mom!!
     
  6. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a better photo.. It does NOT look good! [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Put her in a teacup or coffee cup to keep her off of the wire [​IMG] [​IMG] It doesn't look good right now but don't let her snag on the wire [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K... She's in the teacup now. [​IMG] Thanks, Melissa - I hope she can get through this! (I hope I can get through this, too..)
     
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Brace yourself [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] It doesn't look good [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Leave her be and concentrate on the others that hatched [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Sometimes you will lose one [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I am so sorry [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] She was loved while she was here [​IMG] [​IMG] That's all we can do [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Dont know, but I would try to seperate her from the others.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011

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