help please

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

  1. Jessie luna

    Jessie luna New Egg

    Mar 3, 2016
    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

    Feb 22, 2015
    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 Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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.

    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
  4. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2015
    Pass Christian, MS
    I agree about culling. So sorry.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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 phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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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