unabsorbed yolk sack *help*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Olivia_TheGreat, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Olivia_TheGreat

    Olivia_TheGreat In the Brooder

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    i tried gently pushing it back into the chickens body however it was too big to fit through the hole. i didnt want to hurt the poor chick so i put it back into the incubator with the other chick who is tired since she just hatched. because of this i am not worried that the other chick will burst the yolk sack however with the chick walking about he is dragging the yolk sack on the floor with him. how can i possibly keep the small chick still so he doesnt burst his yolk sack and eventually absorb it. please help pleaseeee :fl:hit
     
  2. DiYMama540

    DiYMama540 Crowing

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    I think I remember reading through a thread that mentioned putting the chick with yolk sack in a small bowl inside the incubator. I'm going to see if I can find it again and give you the link.
     
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    My knee-jerk reaction was to loosely wrap a bandaid / sports tape around it, kind of like a sling to hold the yolk closer to the body.
     
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  5. casportpony

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    Welcome to BYC! Can you post a picture of it?
     
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    i am going to try in a while to push the yolk in. wish me luck!!
     
  9. casportpony

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    I think I might wait to do that. Is your incubator tall enough for you to put a small Tupperware container in it? If so, I think I would line the container with a paper towel or cloth and stick the chick in it, then cross my fingers that it continues to absorb the remaining yolk.
     
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    yes it is tall enough but i am scared he will jump out of the container as it is quite shallow. also, i have heard stories of people leaving the chick to heal but then it dies so i want to step in and help as i have heard that pushing it in can keep the chick alive.
     

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