Yolk sac still attached to chick...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EastinChickens, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Songster

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    A few hours ago I hatched a very beautiful splash chick, but it still has it's yolk sac attatched to it. There is no actual yolk, but rather just flesh attatched to it's belly. Should / can I remove it???
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

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    I'd just leave it to dry up on its own [​IMG] Congratulations on your baby [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If there is no yolk, it's not hte yolk sac. What you are seeing is probably the equivalent of the umbilical cord connecting to the poop pouch. It should dry up and fall off in a day or so.
     
  4. EastinChickens

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    I think I hatched out a "special" chick. It's neck is waaaay too long, and there is something wrong with one of it's feet. I am now in the process of making it some shoes.
     
  5. mrslb333

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    Oh no, poor baby hope the shoes help [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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