Yolk absorption issue

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

  1. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    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

    Apr 11, 2010
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    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

    Aug 3, 2009
    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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