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PLEASE HELP!! CHICK IN TROUBLE!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BabyGirl256, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. BabyGirl256

    BabyGirl256 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so this little chick hatched a day early. This is hanging out of his butt[​IMG]
    I have read that it can go inside of them, but this is large!! This is what the inside of the incubator looked like when I found him. [​IMG]
    I am guessing there were 2 yolks???

    Should I tie this off with a string so that it dies and falls off?? I read you can do that on a thread here... But I am scared to hurt him[​IMG]. Please HELP!!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd just let it dry and go away on its own. Not likely 2 yolks or there would have been 2 chicks.
     
  3. BabyGirl256

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    Hmmm... We have had several eggs with 2 yolks but only 1 forms. I am just scared this little chick is going to step on it and pull it out further[​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It isn't a good idea to incubate double yolk eggs. Twinning is close to a death sentence. Twins don't work the same way in egg layers as it does with mammals.
     
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  5. BabyGirl256

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    We are new at incubating. Our hens will not consistently lay on their eggs, and just step on them and knock them around. So we started incubating. This is our second hatching. We didn't know that it was double yolk until the hatch. The egg shell was porous and hard to see through. But now this is looking more like an umbilical cord than a yolk sac IMO[​IMG]
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What day of incubation did this chick hatch on?
     
  7. BabyGirl256

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    20 days into incubation, ALMOST 21. All my other chicks have hatched 22—24 days into incubation.
     
  8. BabyGirl256

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    @ChickenCanoe this is a better picture. I am so confused, bc this doesn't look anything like the small yolk sacks that went up inside my other chicks[​IMG] it looks pretty grim to me... I dunno if he/she will make it, but I am not going to mess with it and harm the chick further. [​IMG]
     
  9. BabyGirl256

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    Any advice @caesargirl @casportpony @AmyLynn2374 it would be very much appreciated. I am having an anxiety attack[​IMG] I feel horrible not knowing what to do.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    There isn't much you can do. When chicks hatch with unabsorbed yolks, the outcome is usually pretty grim. About all you can do is keep the chick warm and comfortable until the end. I really wish I could tell you something happier. But, some of them just don't make it.
     

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