Help! Newly hatched chick with yolk wrapped around the leg!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GraceHomestead, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. GraceHomestead

    GraceHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that just hatched. Yay! But the yolk has formed around the leg!
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    What do I do?!?! Is there anything I can do? Can it be cut? Or pull the leg through BUT wouldnt that pull on the tummy?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Your probably going to have to cull it.
     
  3. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it hatched in an incubator put it back in for a while, it needs to stay clean and hopefully it will absorb some more/dry up then hopefully you will be left with a dried up bit which you can then remove, if that doesn't work then I would attempt to unwrap it from the leg but to do that without breaking the yolk sac will be a challenge. I would say your best bet is to leave it alone and hope it dries up, don't cut it how it is at the minute, good luck
     
  4. GraceHomestead

    GraceHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
    I left it in the bator overnight and this morning it was dry but was more tight around the leg leaving the leg imobile. Since it was dryer I used a clean pair of kitten nail clippers and clipped it away from the leg.
    The chick is so trying to use its leg but that leg doesnt cooperate much.
    I made a chick chair and it is in the bator sitting in the chair. Chirping and talking to its duckling mates :)
    I hope he makes it but not holding my breathe!!
    Thanks again!
     
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I need to see this chick chair, please take a picture.
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  6. em530

    em530 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good stuff! I will keep my fingers crossed [​IMG]
     
  7. GraceHomestead

    GraceHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to come up with one my last hatch because of a temp spike 6 of my chicks had leg issues.
    Hobbling helped 3 but 2 needed the chair (1 died I think it was nuerological because it could not hold its head up even with the chair)
    1: I cut a hole out of the end of a sour cream container just big enough for the chick to fit
    2: find and old sock and slide it onto the container
    3: cut 3 holes, 2 for legs and 1 for poo
    4: cut a piece of vet wrap that will fit around the top
    5: puting the chick in is tricky, I usually have one of my kids help!
    6: put a piece of vet wrap across the chicks back because if not the booger will get out!!
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    From here you can hobble the legs or imobile the legs with straws.
     
  8. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That awesome!
     

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