help please

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jessie luna, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Jessie luna

    Jessie luna New Egg

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    I have a chick that just hatched but I think its guts are hanging out his flipping and turning every where but is leaving blood trate all over the incubator what can I do this is the second egg hatched the first did the same and a few hours later died I'm new to the incubating what can I do cause I have two more cracking
     
  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any pictures? Sounds like you may have to cull it. I've had a couple like this before, and we had to cull them.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - sorry to read about your chick - I'm know nothing of using incubators and i have never seen such an issue with a broody mother hatching chicks, but it does sound like the most appropriate thing to do would be culling as KeyFlock suggests. What you may wish to do is post this problem on the "Emergencies, disease, injuries and cures" section and see what other members suggest.

    As a more general welcome, you may wish to check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree about culling. So sorry.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe what you see is the yolk sac attached to the chick- generally it is fully absorbed before birth, or a short period later. Were your chicks born early? You could put "yolk sac," in the search box to get a better explanation and maybe photos.
     

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