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Hi everyone!
I just received my very first chicks today! I'm might just be a worried new parent, but one seems to have a protruding navel. Is this normal?
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:welcome

Sometimes a chick's navel will not fully heal before it hatches. Just leave the chick's navel alone (and see that the other chicks leave it alone) and it will eventually fall off. As long as the chick is acting normal don't be concerned. Hope you have good success with your first chicks! 

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:welcome

Sometimes a chick's navel will not fully heal before it hatches. Just leave the chick's navel alone (and see that the other chicks leave it alone) and it will eventually fall off. As long as the chick is acting normal don't be concerned. Hope you have good success with your first chicks! 

Xs 2, it actually looks to me like a little hard dried cord leftover and that will fall off eventually.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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