Quick Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msheets, May 15, 2010.

  1. msheets

    msheets Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Hurricane, WV
    Ok sorry for all the newbie questions, I just really want to learn from mistakes so my next hatch will be more successfull. If a chick comes half out of an egg with a little ball of yolk still attached at his navel & he's still partly in the egg, can he survive like that until the yolk is absorbed? He's covered up (like the other eggs) with a warm wet cloth to keep the membranes moist & he appears to be very lively. Thanks!
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yes!!! Sometimes they hatch with a bit of the yolk sac still attached. It usually goes away in a few days.

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