THIS IS NOT A YOLKING MATTER

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Francischick, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Francischick

    Francischick Out Of The Brooder

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    2 OF MY BABY CHICKS LOOK LIKE THEIR YOLK DIDN'T ABSORB ALL THE WAY. ONE IS WORSE THAN TH OTHER i HAVE THEM IN THE BROODER BUT SEPARATED FROM THE OTHERS. IS THIS A LOSE CAUSE OR SHOULD THEY BE CULLED i DON'T WANT THEM TO SUFFER.
     
  2. 1 Happy Hen

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    I just hatched my 3rd generation a month ago, and a few of mine was the same way. They should be ok, they will still absorb the yolk. I think you should give them time. when were they hatched?
     
  3. Francischick

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    They were just hatched today but they had a hard time of it. They have good lungs though and are very active. If they make it I will have 16 out of 20 eggs not bad odds. But I still have some that are due to hatch next week as well.
     
  4. 1 Happy Hen

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    I think they'll be ok. I think they just broke out of their shell a little too soon. 16 out of 20 is not bad odds at all. Out of 60 eggs that I incubated only 35 hatched. Best of luck!
     
  5. 1 Happy Hen

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    How's the little one? I hope it doing good!
     
  6. Francischick

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    Out of the three I had like that 2 survived. They are doing just fine.
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    some times the yolk gets absorbed it just takes time. and keep it dry. once the chick is out of the egg it doesn't need to be wet anymore.
     
  8. 1 Happy Hen

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    Sorry to hear that one didn't make it. Sometimes it just happens like that. But I'm glad to hear the other ones are fine!
     
  9. Francischick

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    I lost one of my little ones it was one of the smallest and to be truthful surprised it made it this long.
     

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