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Chick with problem with navel?

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I just hatched some chicks, and one of them has this thing dragging around from its hind end... What is this? It looks like it might be attached to the navel area. Will this chick be okay? It's very active and seems healthy otherwise. Do I need to do anything for it? Thanks!

 

 

post #2 of 3
It looks like part of the umbilical cord/yolk sac that has dried up after hatch. Some times this happens and it will eventually dry up completely and fall off of its own accord. Don't pull it or the chicks abdomen could to be damaged. Just let nature takes its course and your chick should be fine. Just watch out for any other chicks pecking at it.

Good luck with your chick, very cute!!
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You were right! It fell off this morning! I'm so glad it seems like it will be okay.
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