yolk not fully absorbed!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalator, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my barred cochins just hatched without fully absorbing its yolk. will the chick be able to survive like this?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It may or may not, leave it in the bator and keep an eye on it.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    He might , hopefully the bator is fairly clean, and he wont be dragging it around the wire of the bator,, I dotn mean to say youre bator is dirty but lets say he is the 18th to hatch there could be a good amount of muck in there right [​IMG]

    Some times they absorb and do ok just give him time, If you see anyone pecking at the youlk you may want to very carefully and quickly remove himi if you really want ot give him a shot, and place him in a nice warm brooder with clean paper towls, remmber though if you remove him by opening the bator you could be jeperdizeing the others that havent hatched.
     
  4. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hes not attached. it doesnt look like he absorbed much at all
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    the more yolk out the less chance there is for him, but Im no expert I would just give him time and pray .
    Good luck little baby
     
  6. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys
     

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