Somethings not right.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandmrabbitry, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. mandmrabbitry

    mandmrabbitry New Egg

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    So i have had a quail (hatched 2 days late) and a duck (hatched on time) and both have come out the shell with a giant sac attached to them. It looked like egg yolk with lots of blood and huge blood veins. I let the quail be and he died within 45 minutes. So when the duck hatched last night, we detached the sac. It died within 2 minutes.

    What is causing this sac to stay and to be so large? Are we doing something wrong in the incubator?

    Also, should we just leave them alone because they are sure to die, or is there something we can do to assist them when they come out the shell in this condition.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It's the yolk sac that they hadn't finished absorbing. Usually this happens when your temps have been too high. Sometimes when you leave the chick alone and keep it in the bator they will finish drawing the yolk sac in. Never take the sac off unless it has dried up to a string like.
     
  3. mandmrabbitry

    mandmrabbitry New Egg

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    Thanks so much!
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I believe it can also happen if the humidity is too high for hatch? But I agree, it was probably the temps. You might want to wrap them in a damp paper towel or sock or something, so they don't get the yolk caught on something and tear it.
     
  5. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    hey vicky, good luck in salisbury...
    and sorry to hear about the quail and duckling... let me knowif you have any coturnix chicks that need a new home...
    btw i believe you need to (if you havent already) apply for an NC propagation permit... you need it t be able to sell quail chukar and pheasant as well as waterfowl i believe...
    http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg04_HuntingTrapping/pg4a7prop_regs.pdf
    dont want you behind any red tape...
     
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  6. mandmrabbitry

    mandmrabbitry New Egg

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    btw i believe you need to (if you havent already) apply for an NC propagation permit... you need it t be able to sell quail chukar and pheasant as well as waterfowl i believe...

    The NCag board has my request in. They told me the paper work will come in sometime in early July when the new permit cycle starts. Thats perfect timing for us. Our flock should be large enough by then to start the selling process [​IMG]
     

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