Newborn Chick w/ Yolk Sac

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Megzyloo, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Megzyloo

    Megzyloo New Egg

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    Good morning everyone! I have been a lurker for a couple of months here but it is my first time posting.

    This is also my first ever time raising chicks so bear with with me... My hen laid a few eggs and 3 of them hatched on the 27th and they are doing just fine. However, one hatched yesterday afternoon and I noticed that a little yellow thing is sticking out of his belly. He began to perk up before bed time but when I woke up this morning he seemed to be weaker and never even opened his eyes or couldn't lift up his head. The little sac looks to be the size of a pea and I was hoping he would absorb it overnight but didn't.

    I am at work worrying myself over the little thing that I cannot concentrate. If he is still alive when I get home what do I do?
     
  2. Beaker Duck

    Beaker Duck BYC's CUTE Travelling Mascot

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    Hello! I'm sorry your post had not received an answer- it must have gotten lost by the wayside. Was the chick still alive? Has the yolk been absorbed?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of the time it will dry up and fall off. How is the little one doing now?

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