Yolk stuck on hatched chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicksinthemachine, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What am I suppossed to do? It has gotten smaller but the little guy is getting very tired because it wants to walk around but can't and his wing is stuck to it. Should I give a warm bath and what about the yolk.
     
  2. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
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    you can gentlly rinse the chick in warm water, but make sure you dry the chick well and place it in the brooder.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Did the yolk sac not adsorb? If so. Leave the chick in the bator in a moist towel till it can adsorb as much as possible. If it is the yolk sac you are seeing, don't let it break open. If it's just gunk though and the naval is closed up, wiping the chick off would be fine.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yea some of my coturnix chicks came out with this off colored yellowish white gunk where their yolk is absorbed from...it eventually fell off or was pecked off by the other chicks...they're perfectly fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool thanks for the info! At first I thought it was its' stomach or intestines but then I realized what it was it is really small now so I guess it's bath time and wish us luck! Nevermind he didn't make it through the night. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    :aww sorry to hear your little one didnt make it [​IMG]
     
  7. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
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    Poor little thing...it just happens sometimes...
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    ~Rebecca
     
  8. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The very last one is pipping very fast so I should have a pic soon and also I post a pic of the reddish brown one on the breed/gender site. You all should check it out. Is so cute and I'm going to name it Oddball and the first to come out name is Chance and the last one to come out is going to be Baby! [​IMG]
     

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