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What is Yolk?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Birdgirl, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'm sorry to ask this here but I didn't know where else to go. I was just e-mailed and this person told me that my signature was wrong. That yolk is what the chick eats not the chick. And I am almost sure that the yolk is the chick itself. Please tell me what you know.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009

  2. bradybrady09

    bradybrady09 BANNED

    Mar 19, 2009
    Actually within the last 3 days the chick absorbes the yolk into its stomach which feeds it for 3 days after hatch its why day old chicks can be shipped without food
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    The yolk is what feeds the baby while developing inside the egg. Right before hatch it absorbs the rest of the yolk inside its little body and feeds off it for a couple of days. So no, the yolk is NOT the baby, but its food. [​IMG]
  4. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    hmmm ok I guess I'm wrong well no my my quote is wrong too. BUt I'm not gonna change it. Do you know a website where I can find this at?

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