Can someone explain...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Naduah, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Naduah

    Naduah Out Of The Brooder

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    What is going on with this chick? It just hatched a few hours ago- it's abdomen is quite large, and it is also now slimey. It wasn't nearly as slimey as this when it hatched. It's also slimed a few of the other eggs as its wiggled about the bator [​IMG][​IMG]

    The first pic (on paper towel) is just hatched-normal wetness for a newly hatched chick; second is when I went to check on it! HUGE difference

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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That is odd....maybe just the humidity in the incubator?
    Is it alive...... and moving at all??
    Why was it out of the incubator in the first pic?
     
  3. Naduah

    Naduah Out Of The Brooder

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    Humidity isn't too bad...60% I had taken it out to look at its abdomen as I thought it looked unusually large compared to the others I've hatched out in the past. It's back in there right after taking the picture. It was moving and such earlier but had to leave for a play date with my kids and neighbor's kids :)
     

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