What day do chicks absorb the yolk?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    What day do the baby chicks absorb the yolk? Day 18?
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    i guess it depends when there ready to hatch... i've had a chick hatch on day 21 with some of his yolk sac not absorb

    once it's absorb then thats when they fully hatch out

    but maybe someone else knows more [​IMG]
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Just before they HATCH
     
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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Not always. Chicks can pip and still need 24 hours or more to absorb the yolk.

    That is one reason so many new hatchers have lost chicks. They see a pip and can't wait. They open the shell and the yolk is not fully absorbed then come running here wanting to know what to do with a dying chick.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Not always. Chicks can pip and still need 24 hours or more to absorb the yolk.

    That is one reason so many new hatchers have lost chicks. They see a pip and can't wait. They open the shell and the yolk is not fully absorbed then come running here wanting to know what to do with a dying chick.

    X2 [​IMG]


    Krista
    edited to add- been there done that (newbie mistake)
     
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  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Not always. Chicks can pip and still need 24 hours or more to absorb the yolk.

    That is one reason so many new hatchers have lost chicks. They see a pip and can't wait. They open the shell and the yolk is not fully absorbed then come running here wanting to know what to do with a dying chick.

    Yes sorry just before they HATCH!!
     
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    This is different for each chick. Some may absorb it 12 hours before hatching...some after pipping and while turning and getting into hatching position...
     

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