chick attached to shell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vanessabuffsnsilkies, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Songster

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    Ok the chick hatched and the shell is still attached by a cord. She's hopping around dragging the bottom shell. There isn't any blood or anything. I didn't open the bator to keep the humidity up. Should I leave it or take it out to get a closer look. Haven't seen anything like this yet....
     

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would personally snatch the chick up quickly. If you have a spray bottle, give the eggs a quick mist with some barely warm water.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Songster

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    Ok, the chick and shell are separated and there's still no blood. Yay! It was laying on it's back with feet in the air til I knocked on the bator and she jumped. So far so good.
     

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