Urgent Care Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MommaBugg, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    iIHAVE A BABY HATCHING AND ITS YOLK SACK IS THE SIZE OF A MARBLE! WHAT DO I DO? DO I LET IT HATCH? SHE PIPPED ABOUT 4 HOURS AGO, AND NOW ITS HALFWAY OUT AND I CAN SEE THE YOLK SACK. SHES ALMOST OUT!!!

    PLEASE HELP WILL IT BE OK OR SHOULD I DO SOMETHING?
     
  2. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have experience with this, so maybe someone will come by soon who does.

    I DO know they can absorb their yolk sacks After they hatch, so don't panic.

    Keep it clean, keep it quiet, and don't let the other birds run it over (which newborns shouldn't do, but later they might). (Clean the incubator often)

    Don't put it on shavings or anything that might get absorbed with the yolk.

    Hope for the best- it may get an infection. You can get antibiotics to give to it starting in a few hours from when it hatches. Just make sure to get the dose right and give it carefully.

    I don't think you can slow a hatch, but maybe there are some tricks that will help.
     
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  3. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds frightening. I wouldn't touch if it if it were me. Let it take its time. Maybe it will slow down at some point.

    [​IMG] fingers crossed for a good outcome!
     
  4. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I am letting it do its own thing... But I need to know what to do if it does hatch. I plan on leaving it in the bator till the yolk sack falls off
     
  5. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK she is pretty much out, so if there were any preventative measures to try it is past that point.

    NOW I need to know what to do about the yolk sack that she will be trying to drag all over the bator?

    HOW often does this happen, and will she survive this?

    I will try and get a pic uploaded. my battery is dead and needs to charge

    Also what should the temp be at the bottom of the bator? she is shivering even though its almost 100.0 deg
     
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  6. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK the chick is completely out of the shell, but the yolk sack is stuck to it. The yolk sack is BIGGER than her head...

    Please someone who can help me.. she is kicking once in awhile, but she is shivering.. I am afraid to turn the heat up anymore.. Plus I dunno if she is shivering from cold, pain or just nerve twitches like if she was just premature. She looks fully formed, her eyes are even open and shes looking around and cheeping.

    The only thing wrong with her is the enormous yolk sack, stuck to the egg, which is like I said BIGGER than her head
     
  7. Edwards' East of Eden

    Edwards' East of Eden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I so wish I could help! <3
     
  8. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK she isnt moving much any more, still breathing and shivering A LOT .. I am heart broken I dont know if she will make it.
    She will open her eyes every once in awhile, and she has thrashed around a lot I guess trying to get the shell off.. all she has succeeded in doing is breaking off a little bit of shell at a time

    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO!

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't touch anything. Leave her in the bator and the yolk will continue to absorb over the next couple days. This yolk will nourish the chick until she is able to move to the brooder. She should be fine.[​IMG]
     
  10. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I just had someone tell me to put damp paper towel over the yolk so it doesnt dry out... but I thought its supposed to dry out?
     

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