How to help a chick with a little yoke sack still to go.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lukebrumby, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. lukebrumby

    lukebrumby New Egg

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    I have a plymouth rock chick that has exited its shell before its time and has some remaining yoke still to absorb. As the picture shows its not as horrible as some posts I have seen on here but still concerning and undoubtedly uncomfortable. It is very active and vocal and I want to give it the best chance I can to make it through the next few days, what should I do!

    ps.
    -Its still in the incubator (brinsea) /I cleaned the incubator with antibacterial and removed the hatch waste
    -Humidity was quickly back in the hatching band
    -Its separated from the other chicks that have already hatched


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  2. BantamLover21

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    The yolk sac should be absorbed within 24 hours. Keep it separated from other chicks, make sure it is warm enough, and it should be fine.
     
  3. lukebrumby

    lukebrumby New Egg

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    She seems happy enough for the moment and still active, not much change in yoke intake. Its a little smaller. At 24 hours would you advise that I put her in the brooder with food and water even if the yoke isn't completely in or can she have more time in the incubator?

    Thanks for the advice btw :)
     

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