Uh-Oh: Yolk? Wah!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepinglaura, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I jhave a newly hatched chick trailing some goop. I assume it's yolk sac and umbilical cord I see. I suspect it was born a bit before it was ready- another chick actually managed to smash part of its shell opposite to its pip. There's a bit of a pink skin protrusion and then this goop, which is more greenish brown than yellow.

    Is it a goner? Is it a waiting game? Can I help? It's walking around some. It hatched maybe 20 minutes ago.
     
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  2. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a baby hatch like that before...and unfortunately didn't make it. BUT, I have read here on BYC that people have had them live, so don't lose hope yet.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Was the yolk sac yellow? This wasn't. How long did yours hold on?

    Its wings seem stubby as well. I'm not full of hope.
     
  4. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anyone here has had one live, what, if anything, did you do to help it?
     
  5. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just use the Google custom search engine for this forum and search "babies hatched with yolk sac" or something. I bet old discussions will come up to better inform you.
     
  6. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

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  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If it is green, don't worry, that's just basically the poop sac for when the chick is in the shell. If it's orange-yellow with veins on the outside, that is the yolk. The green thing should dry up in a day or so and fall off!
     
  8. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Silkiechickens. It was green, and now it's already gone! Your clarification has left me relieved.

    I had done the google custom search, but none of it seemed to apply because he posts I found assumed a knowledge of what the yolk looked like in the first place!
     
  9. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or does it look like this?

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  10. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! No, it does not. What is that in the pic? My guy seems to be doing just fine now, as Silkiechickens described.
     

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