Yolk absorption issue

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by easttxchick, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    This is actually a duckling question, however, I'm sure the answer is the same for baby chicks or ducklings.
    I had a Rouen hatch out today with, what looks like, a pretty serious yolk absorption issue.
    He's still in the incubator drying.
    My question is this-where do I go from here with him? I've never dealt with this before so any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    The yolk isn't absorbed yet?

    I just let them, chicks, hang onto it until it is absorbed..if that is the issue? It only takes a while for them to absorb it.
     
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had them come out with a little bit, the worse being almost half. I place it on a Styrofoam lid to an egg carton so that it doesn't get stuck in the wire mesh of the hatcher, or glue itself to a paper towel. Periodically checking on it for issues. Never had one die, or fail to absorb it. It always just "cleaned up" on it's own leaving a string of "umbilical cord" to dry, shrivel up, and fall off.
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Thanks, that's what I needed to know! He's still alive this morning.
    It looks like he absorbed very, very little.
    Hoping he makes it.
     

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