Unabsorbed yolk sack

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JadeMeister, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. JadeMeister

    JadeMeister Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys. I had to assist hatch 2 chicks today as it had been 48 hours since they first pipped and they both shrink wrapped. They seem to have a fair bit of a yolk left and they are both alive and breathing just not moving much. Anything I can do to help them or do I just leave them to rest?
     
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Hatching is a very hard process that uses a lot of energy so I would just let them rest for a while! Good luck
     
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  3. JadeMeister

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    They've been laying in the same spot for about 2-3 hours. But then again I'm not sure how long they were trying to break out [​IMG] What do I do about the unabsorbed yolk?
     
  4. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know about the yolk sac... are they chirping or breathing that you can see?
     
  5. JadeMeister

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    Yes their breathing but not moving too much
     
  6. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as their breathing i would leave them in there and they should get up soon
     
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