How long to absorb the yolk is ok?

pnp4kidz

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Feb 5, 2009
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I have a chick who did not absorb the yolk totally, it is brown, and hanging like a pedicle from his/her bum...
I left him./her in the incubator...
how long should this take?
it's humid in there... but it's been a day now and it's still there...
 

pnp4kidz

Songster
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
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San Francisco East Bay CA
so, how do I tell the diff?
and if it's the poop sac, can I safely put him/her into the brooder with his/her sisters/brothers now? they WILL peck at it, I'm sure...
and the brooder is dry, so it will dry up... for sure!
 

pnp4kidz

Songster
10 Years
Feb 5, 2009
520
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161
San Francisco East Bay CA
OK, well not sure what this thing IS on my chick...
but he has his issues!!!
the little 'sac' thing dried up now, but is still there... hanging on... and there is a small hernia like thing on the belly where it attaches...

then, he also has curly toes... which are starting to sort themselves out tonight...
and he was a real slow starter after all of this...
and still won't eat solid food!
i'm syringe feeding him, and he's up walking LOTS better now, and the outside toes are straight now, but the middle on curls under and to the side still.. .
I make a slurry of chick starter with warm water and he pecks the syringe to eat drops...
eating four times a day, pooping fine... but loud... MAN is he loud... !!!
peeps like the dickens!

any thoughts on toes and the hanging thing?
he's alone in the incubator still...
on paper towels now, but he's really tired of it now! he wants the brooder and friends!
 

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