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Help! First time hatching

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My first chick hatched about 2 hours ago. I have never hatched before. There is yellow mucus like stuff that is attached to the chicks behind. Is this normal? What do I do? I have attached a picture, but it's not the best
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It could just be hatch debris, they can sometimes hatch with this on them or its left in the shell.
It could also be yolk that has not fully absorbed prior to hatch. I can't get a good look in your pic but if it were my chick I would leave it in the incubator untill it's dry and fluffy then have a good look at it.

If you could post some pics when it's dry that would be great.

Good luck with your chick, do you have others due to hatch?
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Originally Posted by ackanne11 View Post

My first chick hatched about 2 hours ago. I have never hatched before. There is yellow mucus like stuff that is attached to the chicks behind. Is this normal? What do I do? I have attached a picture, but it's not the best

I wish the picture was better, but I know the difficulties in getting a good photo. It sounds like the yolk sack has not been absorbed completely. Not much can be done. Once the hatch is complete and this chick still has an unabsorbed yolk sack keep the chick in a clean environment. Hopefully the sack will absorb and all will be well. This chick may not survive. Keep your incubator closed until the hatch is complete. Good luck.
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