How long to absorb the yolk is ok?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pnp4kidz, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    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...
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sure it is yolk, and not the "poop sac" they put wastes into while in the egg?
     
  3. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmm, no, I'm not sure...
    didn't really look that close, just let him be.
    so, how do I get rid of that sac?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Usually it just dries up and falls off.
     
  5. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
     
  6. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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