What does it mean when a chick doesn't absorb all of it's yolk?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Emilys3guppies, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does it mean when a chick doesn't absorb all of it's yolk?

    One of my coturnix chicks didn't absorb all of it's yolk. They are 36 hours old now and I can't tell them apart, lol, so I don't think it's hurting for it...I was just curious?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually the little bugger just kicked out too early, some do. As long as they absorb it, there's no big deal.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes they just pop out of the egg early. Sometimes they have some trouble absorbing it and never would have. Most seem to recover just fine and in a few days you can't tell they had any problem. A few have further disorders and never do well before eventually dying. There's not really anything you can do for that handful that really do have something wrong. I've tried but they waste away and their death just ends up being longer.
     

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