chick dragging something from egg???Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by presley, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just hatched chick is dragging something from inside shell, like a blood line or something? Should I do anything?
     
  2. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a couple like that... just some unabsorbed yolk or part of the umbilicus/membrane? I put mine on a damp paper towel, so that it would not get caught on anything, and it dried up and fell off within a couple hours....
     
  3. jessica.anne

    jessica.anne Out Of The Brooder

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    It's most likely just the umbilical cord. It should dry up and fall off on its own.
     

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