chick hatched, vein stuck to shell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kscottjoyce, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chirping

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    I have a chick that just hatched and a vein is stuck from his backside to the shell, is this a normal happening?
     
  2. Frenchchickens123

    Frenchchickens123 In the Brooder

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    Hi, if it's coming from his belly button and yellow/white then yes all is normal. I have had several like that. If the belly button area is closed and healing well you can cut it off and put some iodine or betadine to make sure it doesn't get infected. If there is blood in it leave it and it should drop off on it's own. But sounds normal to me. Hope this helps x
     
  3. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chirping

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    It did help, thank you. It did eventually break and there were a couple drops of blood but the chick seems to be doing well and is now learning to walk.
     
  4. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chirping

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    I am guessing that the walking attempts and even already pecking at food is a good sign that the chick is alright.
     

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