Unabsorbed yolk

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Unabsorbed yolk

Postby CP » 29 Apr 2015, 10:30

Our last chick to hatch yesterday has an unabsorbed yolk sack.
Left it in the incubator but was fearing the worst this morning but...it's as bright as a button!
Still has gooey remnants attached & has smeared a bloody yukky mess all over the base of the incubator. :-&

Going to deal with it now....wish me luck! 8-[
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Re: Unabsorbed yolk

Postby ladyplumber » 29 Apr 2015, 15:40

Ha ha ha, good luck and well done :grin:
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Re: Unabsorbed yolk

Postby laffinfowl » 29 Apr 2015, 21:47

A quick blast of blue spray worked on one i did,nt want to lose some years ago,disguises it from other chicks having a peck aswell
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Re: Unabsorbed yolk

Postby CP » 30 Apr 2015, 01:27

I cleaned it as best I could, doused it liberally with wound powder & it was quite lively afterwards, but sadly it's died this evening. :cry:

Wasn't only the yolk, but there was also what looked like 'innards' on the outside.....I should have been brave & culled it really. :(
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Re: Unabsorbed yolk

Postby ladyplumber » 02 May 2015, 10:08

Strangely, there seems to be a run on this type of hatch defect this year.

I don't know what may be causing it, but I've read of many similar cases on other forums and pages. I'm afraid I would cull straight away under those circumstances.
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Re: Unabsorbed yolk

Postby subruss » 02 May 2015, 22:51

I have always though this problem was caused by a premature hatch due to temperature fluctuations or being impatient and helping them out of the egg etc :(
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