Attached cord?

Caribblue

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 21, 2014
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West Bay, Cayman Islands
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We know that baby chicks ofetn have plugged vents and so when this 18-hour old chick had a dangling mass that looks like some sort of birth anatomy, we soaked it to see if it would dislodge -- but it did not. The egg had been left by its mother and started to hatch, so i helped it along to see if we could save its life. I suspect it came out a little early. What should we do about this dangling cord? It seems well attached. Could it be a portion of the intestinal tract of this chick? Do we cut it or try to dissolve it in warm water again later?

Thanks for any help you can give us!
John and Katie
Cayman Islands
 

Cayman KtO

In the Brooder
Aug 27, 2015
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This is another image showing it how it connects to our chick’s vent.is this normal or because the baby chick was helped out of its shell and membrane? Thanks for your help! (Sorry - new to posting and didn’t mean to post same image twice!)
 

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Farmer Connie

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This is another image showing it how it connects to our chick’s vent.is this normal or because the baby chick was helped out of its shell and membrane? Thanks for your help! (Sorry - new to posting and didn’t mean to post same image twice!)
Caused by high humidity conditions. I have witnessed a lot. Let it dry out naturally. I would not recommend soaking or cutting.
 

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