Oh, I am so sorry to post this on what should be a happy weekend. But, I really need help. I am hatching chicks for a friend, and the first to hatch has a sack of nasty stuff hanging out its bottom. It is flopping about, but still very much alive and showing a will to continue with life. A second chick has hatched, one is zipping and two others are still waiting in the incubator. The stuff coming out seems to be squishy and wrapped in something clear (like plastic wrap). I am fearful it is intestine hanging out, about one inch from the little thing. At first it just looked brown, now it looks red and much more like gastro-stuff.
Help, please. I cannot stand if it is suffering, but I am not wanting to open the incubator with the others in there. I will need to seriously rouse up the fortitude to put it out of misery. Help! Help if you can.
Any advice? MANY THANKS...sorry to bum anyone out...
Edited by ChicknCharm - 5/15/10 at 5:35pm