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Is that the yolk sac?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RobandSue2, May 4, 2017.

  1. RobandSue2

    RobandSue2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatchling dragging a green piece of luggage around...is that the yolk sac?
    Yes 1st timer here...
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If it's green /grayish, it's poo and goo from the egg. Yolk would be a yellow/orange. Hard to say without a pic.
     
  3. RobandSue2

    RobandSue2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. mistycolleen

    mistycolleen Out Of The Brooder

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    my guess.... poo.
     
  5. Erka97

    Erka97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg goop/poop it is. A lot of my chicks have had that, or I've seen it left behind in their shells when they come out. It doesn't seem to be anything to worry about.
    A yolk sac looks pretty much like you took a yolk from an egg you'd cook with, and then wrapped blood vessels around it and attached it to the belly of a chick. If I see any chicks with this, they are forced to remain in whatever is left of their shell until it is absorbed.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Egg poo/goo it is. Notta to worry about.
     
  7. chicky-ang

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    Need help asap. I thought it was the yolk but I don't think so. [​IMG]
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

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    It is the yolk and bloody membrane. But it's pulled away and looks ruptured. Chances for him are not good. Sorry. Did he hatch naturally or was he assisted out?
     
  9. chicky-ang

    chicky-ang Just Hatched

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    He hatched naturally but 24hrs late. I have 2 more trying to hatch
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I had one two years ago, a silkie, that pipped and then zipped like 4-6 hours after. Busted out of the top of the egg, not the normal zip around, still fully functioning egg to chick vascular system and yolk. The yolk was fully ruptured. I don't know what made him hatch way before he was ready, whether the yolk ruptured in the shell or during his break out, but he only lasted a couple hours after hatch. It was the only silkie in that batch too.
     

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