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Hello my name is Mel, I live in the Uk

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Hi all, this is my first time at hatching chicks,
not been the most successful we had 4 go rotten
1 died before managing to hatch.
we did manage 2 they are so beautiful, not sure what they are we got them from a farm who just lets them free range it was a bit of a project for my 2 sons.
My worry is that one has a bald bulge underneath it, when he/she was hatched it was huge! I've kept putting Vaseline on it and massaging it in (under protest from chick) it appears to be shrinking is it something to worry about or will it just retract as the chick strengthens??? Advice please!
(Hatched on Friday)
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Welcome to BYC :frow Sorry to hear the hatch wasn't better, but congrats on the ones that did make it! The bulge you're describing sounds like it may be around the chick's belly? That would be where it absorbed the yolk just before hatching. This sometimes does make a bit of a bulge that is quite notable. If the "navel" area is sealed, clean and o.k.-looking and the chick eats and poops o.k. I wouldn't worry.

 

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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.” 

 

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Welcome to BYC frow.gif  Sorry to hear the hatch wasn't better, but congrats on the ones that did make it! The bulge you're describing sounds like it may be around the chick's belly? That would be where it absorbed the yolk just before hatching. This sometimes does make a bit of a bulge that is quite notable. If the "navel" area is sealed, clean and o.k.-looking and the chick eats and poops o.k. I wouldn't worry.
Ah thank you, it's seems happy otherwise if I can work it out I'll post a picture as if quite like to know what they are! ☺️
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Welcome to BYC frow.gif  Sorry to hear the hatch wasn't better, but congrats on the ones that did make it! The bulge you're describing sounds like it may be around the chick's belly? That would be where it absorbed the yolk just before hatching. This sometimes does make a bit of a bulge that is quite notable. If the "navel" area is sealed, clean and o.k.-looking and the chick eats and poops o.k. I wouldn't worry.
Thank you, if I can work it out I'll post a picture maybe someone can tell me what they are?! ☺️
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Hi Mel and :welcome - glad that you have joined us. 

 

Posting pics in a couple of weeks may help the breed experts tell you what breed they are -  What Breed or Gender is This? 

 

Theres a couple of UK threads that you may like to join

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/655508/uk-member-please-say-hi/890

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/2199/anyone-in-england/580

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Nice to meet you Mel, glad you joined the BYC flock

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These are my little chicks and the lump I was talking about! 🙂
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