Unabsorbed yolk sack HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by violetsky, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. violetsky

    violetsky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks hatched today all are fine except one who came out and is lively
    but has an unabsorbed yolk sack. Please advise. Should I snip it off?
    HELP!!!
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    No, do not snip it off. It should just dry up and fall off. Good luck!
     
  3. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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    I would keep him stationary if you can. Make a little area where he cant get around too much and the others wont tackle him.
     
  4. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, do not snip it. It has nutrients to help strengthen the chick if I remember right. They need to absorb it. I had a chick this happened to in my last hatch and was told often they die. I made a moist chicken diaper out of a paper towel and kept it around it holding the yolk sac close to the chick. My chick survived.

    HTH
    Carolyn
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    good advise by all just don't let the other chicks peck at it and of course they will if given the chance. congrats on the hatch [​IMG]
     
  6. violetsky

    violetsky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. I'm not sure how to make a chicken diaper but I will give that a try.
    I have a clear plastic post-it box that's about chick size and 2 inches high. Maybe he'll
    stay in that.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    cute avatar pic! and yes keep him away from the other chicks till the yolk is completely absorbed.. [​IMG]
     
  8. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there a thread with pics of this? How long can it take?
     
  9. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think there is but can't remember for sure because it's been awhile since I was told to do this. If you do a search I bet you'll find it.
     
  10. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my little one that had not absorbed the yolk. It was tricky because this one had veins going through it. It ended up leaking and it started bleeding and the chick was getting worn down so I clamped it, waited like 1/2 hour with it in my hands (still clamped) and when I let go it was fine. If it is real yellow and has no veins and also if it is doing fine otherwise leave it alone and it will absorb it. If it breaks or leaks you might have to interveine. Mine is doing fine now. Keep us updated.
     
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