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Urgent advice needed on unabsorbed yolk sac

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pkw, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. pkw

    pkw Songster

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    I had some chicks hatch after 5pm today. One of them has not absorbed its yolk sac but was trying to get up. So I wrapped it in a wet warm paper towel to keep the yolk sac from drying out. I just went to check on it to see if it has absorbed its yolk sac but I didn't like what I saw. Its yolk sac isn't leaking but is flatter and there is some green colored yolk sac coming out at the top of it now. It is still moving pretty good but what do I do??

    Does this mean that the chick won't survive?

  2. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Songster

    May 9, 2010
    Did he hatch by himself or did you help him out?

    To me, this is one of those 'wait and see' things. Not all chicks are meant to make it.

    Whether a photo would help anyone else provide you better guidance, I'm not sure but it would be interesting to see how much yolk sac is still there.

    Sorry this isn't really any help at all.
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    A picture would probably help because there's some cases where an external yolk sack is still being used/absorbed and there are some cases where the yolk sack is out a bit, but can be snipped off or left to shrivel and fall off on its own. But, you kinda have to see it to judge that line.

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