sack not absorbed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brahma-momma, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. brahma-momma

    brahma-momma In the Brooder

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    i had a chick hatch about 14 hrs ago and the egg sack has not absorbed. it was the only chick like this. it has shrinked a little bit and the little chick is still living. is there anything i should do or just let nature take it course? Jan
     
  2. I've never had one but this is what I would do. Separate the chick from the others so they won't peck the sack. Perhaps add some electrolytes to it's water and give the chick a couple drops per day of Poly-Vi-Sol (it's kids liquid vitamins). Sometimes they survive...sometimes not. Best of luck to you and the chick...[​IMG]
     
  3. brahma-momma

    brahma-momma In the Brooder

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    thanks for advice. i already have it seperated but havnt given any water or food yet i will try that and see what happens. you cant help but feel helpless in a situation like that. Jan
     

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