Hope I did the right thing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I zipped one silkie all day, little by little. Must be my humidity, all the membranes seem tough. Well, she slid out of the shell, then I noticed she was still connected to the yolk and a vessel that was bleeding. It just kept bleeding, so I got some flour and sprinkled (understatement) it thick all over the vessel and yolk sac. It stopped the bleeding. Hope she's okay.
     
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I don't know if this is your first hatch or not...but i have gotten in the horrible habbit w/each hatch I am getting more & more involved...and I think it's a bad thing. W/this hatched I pretty much peeled the eggs off for them & peeped them before they were ready & I think it caused trouble.
    My next due date I am going to be at a dog show & I am relieved, so I wont be here to hurt any of the chix b/c I feel like it's my fault. I'd say if there isn't anything hanging from the chick, let it dry and see how it does. here's hoping it's nothing like mine was today.
    Kristi
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You say you saw a yolk sac? In the future you would want to put the chick bum back into the shell or keep it moist as it needs to adsorb the yolk. A small bit of blood is normal but a yolk sac is not. It needed to be in the shell for another 12-24 hours to finish up. It was probably running slow and humidity was probably low because of opening and closing the bator. Good luck on the next hatch.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Sorry, I meant the remnants of the yolk sac, and I sprinkled flour on the bleeding vessel, and left the shell hanging on, and covered it with a moist paper towel. I probably did help too early. She is chirping and moving this morning, hope she'll do okay. Karen
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Oh, so was the "yolk sac" green? If so it was the allantois and that is normal. Some blood is also normal so it should be fine.
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    5,928
    46
    293
    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    For future reference. If flour will not stop the bleeding use corn starch.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I would have used either, but in a panic I found the flour first. Thanks, Karen
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    5,928
    46
    293
    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    The K actually stand for Kurtis.
     
  9. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

    754
    1
    151
    Sep 11, 2007
    LOL Seminalwind's name is Karen

    She was signing her name:p
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    17,687
    507
    461
    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Sorry you got us confused, Kurtis. from Karen LOLOLOL
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by