Baby chick hatched and a little blood present

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WeberFarm17, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. WeberFarm17

    WeberFarm17 In the Brooder

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    First time hatching and one of my EE/Cochin babies hatched this morning and I notice there is like a wash of blood inside the shell and a little bit on the chick. The chick hasn’t really “fluffed up” but the daddy is a frizzle so it’s possible that’s just the way it’s “fluff” is going to look? Just wanting to make sure there isn’t something I should be doing about the blood. Also, how long can I leave the chick in the incubator safely? I want to put as little stress on the little one as possible!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    A little blood is not uncommon, should stop soon.
    If it doesn't stop, like it's dragging smears all over bator floor, take a look.

    Leave chick in until fully dry..and even longer up to 24 hours or so is fine.
    I like to leave them in to encourage the other eggs and remove them in groups of at least 2 so they are not alone in the brooder or incubator.
     
  3. WeberFarm17

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    Thank you so much!!!
     

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