Unabsorbed Yolk Sac...How Long til it absorbs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alogue5173, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. alogue5173

    alogue5173 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2012
    Harrison, Georgia
    My last batch in the bator didn't go so well. Out of 14 eggs only one hatched. When my little guy hatched his yolk sac hadn't absorbed completely. He hatched Friday morning and was hopping around the bator very loud and active. I put him in the brooder Friday night. He is by himself so he is very loud and lonely, but seems healthy otherwise and in good spirits. However, he doesn't seem to be absorbing the yolk sack. How long should this take? We are on day four now. I would eventually like to put him with some other chiks so he isnt so lonely, but I don't dare til he absorbs the sack. Any ideas?
  2. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2012
    That is weird, I don't think it should take so long but you never know...one possibilty is that if the membrane has dried out it won't be able to be absorbed. Try moistening it wih a q-tip and see what the membrane looks like.
  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2010
    It shouldn't take that long for it to absorb. Can you get a picture? It doesn't look like a hernia of some type does it? Or possibly organ material?

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