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post #11 of 16
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2 have hatched. the one mentioned above has a small bulge by its belly, like a belly button. premature, I think. normal? it's just laying while the other chick tramples all over it

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Originally Posted by charcharbinx View Post

2 have hatched. the one mentioned above has a small bulge by its belly, like a belly button. premature, I think. normal? it's just laying while the other chick tramples all over it

Sometimes the "navel" is still very noticeable at hatch. I'm guessing that is what you are seeing?

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post #13 of 16
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Yep. looks like a navel. big belly normal too?
post #14 of 16

yes

the "navel" is the remnant of the yolk sac, which nourished embryo

keep warm and dry, humidity up.

good luck with the whole hatch thing.

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Chickens and turkeys in the backyard since 1984. They co-habitate with PB pigs (5) and barn cats. Only purebreds are Welsummers, SC Rhode Island White and Royal Palm Turkeys. APA. NRA.

You would be amazed what you can trade eggs for.

No woman ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes.

Oh yeah, I got a nap for that.

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post #15 of 16
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Yep. looks like a navel. big belly normal too?

Yup, the belly is often big because it absorbed the yolk. I have this theory I'm testing this year. The Cobb's development chart states that the chick normally absorbs yolk day 19/20. We all know that sometimes it happens later and sometimes they don't finish before hatch. I've had chicks with small bellies and big bellies. My theory is the smaller the belly the longer the yolk has been absorbed and I want to see if there is a relationship to how fast they start eating once in the brooder. If the smaller bellied chicks take to the food faster because they yolk is already deplinishing.


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 3/28/16 at 12:43pm

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post #16 of 16
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Eek. I'm so excited. I have others that haven't pipped but are rocking and more eggs to go in the incubator in a few days. 🐣🐥🐣🐥
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