Chick afterbirth???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nurschic, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. nurschic

    nurschic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far 4 out of 18 chicks have hatched…all by themselves. And I noticed when they come out they are bragging a green sac connected to them by a white cord…..it falls off, but is this normal??? This is my first hatch!
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Congratulations on your first hatch! It's been a while since I've hatched with an incubator, but I think I remember that. As long as it's falling off and they're fine, don't worry about it.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Perfectly normal, don't worry. It will fall off by itself within a few hours after the hatch.
     
  4. nurschic

    nurschic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 out of my 18 eggs have hatched!!! The 2 remaining eggs did not have pip's in them, so I took out all the chicks and egg shells and placed the unhatched eggs back inside the bator. I wrapped the eggs in warm wet paper towels and put them under the heat lamp until I got everyone out and the bator cleaned up. Hope that kept the humidity up enough for them. I will give them till monday to see if they hatch. That will be day 25. Not bad for my first hatch I think…..

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    24 eggs to start
    2 non fertile
    1 I thought was non fertile but developing….oppps!
    3 quitters
    18 went to lockdown
    16 hatched and waiting to see about the other 2
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That's not bad! I hope the two remaining eggs hatch for you as well. If Monday is day 25 they may well.
     
  6. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good hatch! Congrats on the new chicks :)
     

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