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what is this? chick was born with it *(GRAFIC)*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sweetmsmisty98, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. sweetmsmisty98

    sweetmsmisty98 Chirping

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    It was day 22 and I had to assist a chick and this is what he was born with! He didn't make it but not sure what happened. Has anyone ever had this happen before?[​IMG]

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  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    unabsorbed yolk sack

    that chick was not ready to hatch and you helped it out

    bad move

    that chick may not make it as it looks infected
     
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  3. sweetmsmisty98

    sweetmsmisty98 Chirping

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    Have you seen that before, it didn't look like yolk to me. Looked like innerds
     
  4. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    the innards may be out but to me it looks like a infected yolk sac

    that chick wont make it
     
  5. sweetmsmisty98

    sweetmsmisty98 Chirping

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    It already passed
     
  6. mustang56

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    Gee Misty.... that is so sad....
    Well at least you tried to help get it out so it might have a chance to live.....
    Nothing you can do, if that is in fact an infection .... it sure doesn't look normal...
    It looks like it's full of hair and veins .... nothing like the color of an egg yolk....
    It's for the best that it passed...... I know it's sad ... but these things happen sometimes.... =(
     
  7. sweetmsmisty98

    sweetmsmisty98 Chirping

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    :( live chicks from now on.
     
  8. MrsBachbach

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    Unless the chick has zipped though a portion of the eggshell, it's best to not help. I have found that eggs that are just pipped and nothing else happens usually have something wrong and it's best to leave them alone. Now those that have started zipping the shell and then stop and don't progress anymore, I do help, after waiting a few hours to see if they start up again. Those chicks are usually "stuck" to the shell for some reason and can't finish. Also, I agree, that is an unabsorbed yolk that is discolored for some reason. Could indeed have been infected.
     
  9. sweetmsmisty98

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    Could have been infected. Not sure why it happend. He didn't have a fighting chance :( poor guy.
     

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