My baby blue cochin chick died yesterday..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenchickenbulkbulk, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know where the yolk absorbs before they hatch. It looked like that had infection in it. Has anyone ever had this happen? The little chick was hatched out the last of Nov. Has acted fine until yesterday. I held the baby until it passed, [​IMG] [​IMG] that is when I noticed that area not looking right. Can anyone give me an answer to what happened? DeeJay
     
  2. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss!
    I had a chick that hatched on day 26 one time that hatched but never seemed to fully absorb the yolk and it had a fleshy blob that stayed there until it died, and one of my theories was it had gotten an infection but there were probably a lot of things wrong with it, hatchin on day 26.

    did yours have any trouble hatching? -Jake
     
  3. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not that I noticed and The yoke was fully absorbed, that is what I don't understand, why would this get infection in it. I keep there cage really clean..this chick was extremely small. Why did yours have a hard time hatching? I'm surprised you still had it in the incubator at 26 days!!?? You know when the yoke is absorbed it is like the hole disappears where it goes in?? The hole didn't disappear. That is the only way I know how to explain it. It looked swollen and black. I am also sorry for your lose. DeeJay
     
  4. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well that was the 2nd time i was using that incubator so, from lack of experience, the temp was probably WAY too low, the only other that hatched was on day 23! ha made it though, despite slightly curled toes.

    could it have been something in the incubator? or maybe something got in the egg before the yolk was absorbed, after it was pipped? ...just guesses [​IMG]
     
  5. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to have to go through that. Sometimes their umbilical cords when detaching from the shell will break off to close or perhaps an infection or even more then that could have been wrong. Just be proud that you held the little one keeping it warm until the end. Its so sad when things like this happen, unfortunately it will happen to each of us.
    Make sure you clean your incubators VERY well between hatches. Keeping the temp as close to 100-101 is very important as well, chicks that come out slow or low temp can become mushy and stink really bad.
    I had that happen and it was horrible, just horrible. I threw my incubator away to never hatch again in that one. Styrophome cannot be sterilized.
    Again, sorry for your loss and keep your chin up.
     
  7. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss
     

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