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Un-Absorbed yolk sac please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mangobees, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. mangobees

    mangobees Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had a chick hatch will a small (nickle sized) yolk sac not absorbed. I wrapped her in a damp paper towel with some antibiotics on it. I'm so sad :'(
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    There is a good chance that the yolk sac will absorb and the chick will be fine. keep the chick warm.
     
  3. mangobees

    mangobees Out Of The Brooder

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    The chick seems a lot better, the yolk sac didnt absorb though. It just dried up. Using lots of antibiotic ointment and it seems to be helping.
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    It may take a long time -- and it may not really absorb fully - but just dry up and fall off. As long as other chicks don't peck it to cause a wound, I think your chick will be just fine~
    good luck with it.

    Love your avatar!
     

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