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Chick can't get off of uumbilical cord and it's been 12 hours

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So last night one of the are chicks hatched we woke up this morning and she is still on her umbilical cord and it's been 12 hours. Do we need to help it or will it eventually get off?
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Don't take it off! if it is starting to get infected or something you can gently rub on a little bit of iodine. But just don't remove it!!!! Once, we had a baby chick and we thought the cord was pasty butt so we got it off and she didn't live through the night. It will probably fall off its self. :)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you

Saith the Lord

Thoughts of peace

And not of evil

To give you an expected end

Jeremiah 29:11

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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you

Saith the Lord

Thoughts of peace

And not of evil

To give you an expected end

Jeremiah 29:11

Remember to stop by and check out the Groundhog Day Hatch-a-long thread and contests! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1147081/2017-groundhog-day-hatch-a-long

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