Help! There's something red sticking out of this chick? Unabsorbed sac?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BukBukMama, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. BukBukMama

    BukBukMama Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick just hatched a couple hours ago, it seems very weak. I'm not sure what that is, though I think it's an unabsorbed sac from what I'm reading. What can I do to help this little one? Will it live?
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    well i have never seen anything like that before i dont know if its yolk or not but i would guess no. it might be better to get a pic. of it on its back. i would put it in a cup/ something to restrict movement for a while. i use a washcloth rolled up and formed into a circle then tape the ends together. and maybe another one under it so it is a soft floor
     
  3. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post a better picture of the vent area? is it coming out of the vent (butt) or the abdomen (navel)?
    give it sav-a-chick or nutridrench asap..

    if it's from the navel: antibiotic ointment without pain reliever

    if it's from the vent it may be prolapse: preparation H
     
  4. daynamariex

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    If I was you I'd take it to the vet asap... they can have a proper look at it and hopefully fix it.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I'm not an expert, but it looks like it didn't absorb it's yolk properly. Did you help it hatch?

    -Kathy
     

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