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Mushy Chick Disease? First hatch and I have dumb questions.

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I assume this is my last egg from my batch that was set to hatch 5/21 (6 days ago).  My poor green-laying EE has no luck--1 of her 5 hatched and now it's worrying me.  I already lost one with some intestines beading out.

It hatched and began dragging its shell behind it. I placed it in a Rubbermaid container in the incubator immediately after it hatched--the floor is gross and I didn't want it getting exposed to whatever funk is currently lurking in my Stinkubator.

It's very, very squishy with a gentle touch.  The skin is very red and has a very shiny appearance to its abdomen. Membrane is a weird color.


Anyone think this is Mushy Chick Disease or me just being anxious because I just lost one?

https://youtu.be/uEcQDbFVHR8
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https://youtu.be/uEcQDbFVHR8
Watch my first hatch!

 

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@Sally Sunshine wrote an article on "mushy chick" disease that will help: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Thanks.

https://youtu.be/uEcQDbFVHR8
Watch my first hatch!

 

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https://youtu.be/uEcQDbFVHR8
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