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Help!! I have a chick that hatched and a big brown something is attached to it!

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My last chick just hatched and it has a big brown something attached to its rear by a thread.  Should I cut it off?  I thought it would die but its moving all around the incubator pulling this along with it.  What is it....a hernia?  its stomach?  Never seen anything like this before.

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It's probably the dried up yolk bag. Check to see if it is attached by a dried up thread. If this is the case, then you can just snip it off with scissors. This is a common thing to happen. Don't cut too close to it's body. If there is still a string hanging out it will fall off soon.

If it looks like a vein with blood in it then leave it alone. It will fall off naturally once it dries.

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Can you get a pic?
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