Chick teatherd to his shell 8+ hours now

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabrielle1976, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a little chick that hatched right befor I went to bed around mindnight. I should have gone aobut 2 hours befor that But I had a chick hatching so I stayed up [​IMG]
    Any ways all my other chicks start out attatched to there shell by a littl cord but they all break off in a few minutes or so.
    This chick hatched completly by midnight and this morning when I checked on him at 8am he is still draggin that bottom half of his shell around by that little cord.Its now 842am and its still attatched Im afaid he is gonna hurt himself? Any suggestions would be most welcome thank you.
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    is everything done hatching? I don't think he is going to hurt himself.

    If you must remove the shell later, snip it wih a scissors closer to the shell.. then examine the "cord" and trim just the dried part away..
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have one egg thats left in there, and the chick . Ill go clip it off and see how it goes thank you.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    How's the baby?
     

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