Unasorbed yolk,and cheeping.PICS HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Well, the chick hatched, but he still has some unabsorbed yolk, I put hum on a towl in the incubator on his back so he couldnt kick it off, Will he absorb the rest of the yolk or should I tear the yolk off?, it seems if I tor it off the navel will bleed heavily, I need to know so he doesnt die, or will the be fatal from the getgo, hes it to late for him to still ubsorb the yolk?.



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    He keeps kicking and wants to start walking, he has about a pinch of yolk left
     
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  2. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't take the yolk off - see if he absorbs it naturally. Is this the chick that peeped from the shell for so long?
     
  3. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Yes this is him, Is it still possible for him to absorb it naturally?.
     
  4. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's possible. Is he moving or walking at all?
     
  5. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that only yolk I'm seeing or something else?
     
  6. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    He is still breathing and peeping he is also shaking quite a bit, I have him on his back so he doesnt accidently rip the yolk off. He is still alive the yolk is smaller than a teaspoon should it be absorbed by tommrow or today, and is there anything I can do to help. The navel has a tiny but of blood but is not oosing it.
     
  7. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
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    silkiel0er git back on im ,please,i hope he is ok
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Leave him be for now I read somewhere that it takes 2-15 hours for them to abosorb the rest of the yolk.
     
  9. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Ok, he is still alive and cheeping, I am keeping an eye on him someone told me he wont absorb yolk if theres humdity?, I have the heat at 99 degrees and humid at 68%. Is this true, or is it if the humidtys to high he wont absorb it.
     
  10. sclanimals

    sclanimals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick hatch about two weeks ago that had a huge piece of yolk coming out. I was really upset, I thought it was going to die. I figured if he was going to die anyways that I had to try something to help, and if it still died than at least I had tried to help. I took the little cutie out and stuck a q-tip in some iodine and dabbed it on his navel. I put him back in the bator. I kept an eye on him and just left him in the bator for two days. He walked fine and when I took it out it acted just normal. I never touched the navel again. The yolk never sucked into the belly. It just got hard and when the chick was about two weeks old I flipped it over and looked at the navel. The yolk was just stuck to some fuzz, so I pulled it off and the little bugger lived just fine. It was almost like there was too much yolk and it's little navel just closed up behind the excess. I put the iodine on to help fight off any bacteria that may have been around. Good Luck!
     
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