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Baby chicken with stick looking thing from vent

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sofia96, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Sofia96

    Sofia96 Hatching

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    My game hen had chicks. The first one that hatched yesterday I found one dead in the nest with blooding coming from its head, I assumed the mother killed it, so when the other chicks hatched I thought it would be best to take them away as soon as possible. And one of them has a stick looking thing sticking out and also has been bleeding. I'm so worried I don't know what to do
     

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Can you post pictures? It would really help us see what is going on if you could!
     
  3. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chirping

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    The "stick" looking thing is probably the umbilical cord. It should be attached below the vent where the chickens belly button will eventually be.
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    X2 this is what I'm thinking, but pictures to be safe might not be a bad idea.
     
  5. Sofia96

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    I forgot to thank you guys, I was really worried. It is the umbilical cord, I told my dad to have a look at it
     

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