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#86078 - 09/13/09 05:41 AM chick hatched
Chris2001 Offline
Chick

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 14
Loc: Alabama
I had 42 chicks hatch yesturday smile . I had 3 that didnt hatch so I left them in and when i got up they had hatched. 2 are in good shape but 1 has a 1/2 inch round sack hanging off his butt eek . It looks like its got poop in the sack. Has anyone had this happen? Do I leave it alone? Do I cut it off or open confused ? please help. I hate to see it like this.

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#86079 - 09/13/09 07:51 AM Re: chick hatched
Jocelyn Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 1467
Loc: Canada
Are you able to post a picture? It could be the yolk sack has not gone all the way in, but it's hard to tell from your words alone. Since it has been a little while, it has probably died, if it is the yolk sack, and will slough off in a while on its own.

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#86080 - 09/13/09 08:59 AM Re: chick hatched
Chris2001 Offline
Chick

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 14
Loc: Alabama
He is still alive. and it seems to be drying up. But it got stuck to the paper towle i had in the bottom of the box and he ripped it. now its long and not round. I got a pic but dont know how to post it on here.

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#86081 - 09/13/09 03:51 PM Re: chick hatched
Jocelyn Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/02
Posts: 1467
Loc: Canada
Dab a little honey on it and see if when you rub it, it goes back in. It may not, so don't worry if it doesn't. When it starts to dry up, it's a good sign. Honey will help it shrink.
Keep us posted?

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#86082 - 09/13/09 09:37 PM Re: chick hatched
Uno Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 1280
Loc: Canada
Sounds like yolk sac, draggng around like a deflated balloon. Tie it off with a bit of dental floss. A granny knot will do. Think of how a Dr. ties an umbilical cord. Not so tight to cut it off, but tight enough to encourage it to dry out and drop off. Close to his body. Toughest part is getting him to hold still!

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