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Newly hatched Turkey with red sack hanging from belly

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dlwilson07, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. dlwilson07

    dlwilson07 New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to raising birds and we have recently started hatching babies from the incubator. The first 5 came out fine, but the 6th one doesn't look so hot and has something hanging from it's stomach. It doesn't look like the yolk sac... does anyone know what I should do here??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Without a photo it's hard to guess what you are talking about. I personally wait a few days to see how stuff like that goes and will cull if it appears to be suffering or if it's something that will just eventually cause troubles.
     
  3. eviemethugh

    eviemethugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go ask in the incubating & hatching section they can tell you. Sometimes things happen when the temperature or humidity changing during the hatch. And I have seen yolk sacs that look red. But it could be part of the gut. Even if it is gone now, it is worth knowing for next time.
     

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