troubled hatchling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aafairchild, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. aafairchild

    aafairchild Chirping 5 Years

    Aug 24, 2012

    This little one is having problems. Late difficult hatch. Is this an unabsorbed yolk or a hernia? She is still fighting but if she has no chance I would rather cull than watch.

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi Alice,
    Sorry your chick not well I am no expert have done 5 hatches altogether in the last year. As to it been yolk or hernia unsure but I have found that chicks that have had a difficult hatch tend not to make it ant way and now always cull rather than watch the poor little things suffer have watched several slowly slip away. Did you help it hatch because it was taking so long?

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