How long should it take a chick to dry out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by livin-green, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. livin-green

    livin-green Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Clay, Alabama
    I think you may be right--the yolk broke. Now, I remember looking in there and thinking that is some weird yellowish-green looking liquid in that egg. Plus, it still had a little part of stuff stuck to its "belly button". Being the first time I ever saw a newly hatched chick, I didn't know this was not normal.

    Anyway, we went ahead and got them out earlier than I planned (4 in total) since I figured this one wouldn't last the typical 2-3 days since he didn't absorb all of the yolk. He's doing fine, just looks a mess


    We're calling him/her "Crusty".... [​IMG]
  2. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    [​IMG] good name looks like its doing good

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