Chick w/ umbilical cord still attached?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CDennis, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were set to hatch tomorrow but 3 are out. 1 has what appears to be the umbilical cord still attached. Do I still sit on my hands? Or do I open the bator and intervene. Will it just dry and fall off?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just give it time. It will dry and detach on its own.
     
  3. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. It did. First time chicken mommy, a bit paranoid.
     
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been there too. Hope you had a good hatch. [​IMG]
     
  5. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, my chicks were ordered, now about 3 days old, and there is a black thing hanging out below the vent. the chick chirped loudly when i tried to wipe it off, i thought the bird had a pasty rear end. but it was only one bird. what is that?
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:That is the dried up umbilical cord. Kind of like us humans. When we are little, we are carried around with a rotting piece of flesh taped to our stomach. Same principle. Theirs goes away in a few weeks. Don't pull on it, or you can pull out a lot of crap. I've never done it, but I hear guts and all come with it.[​IMG]
     
  7. DeesRoster

    DeesRoster Just Hatched

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    So my 3 day old chick that has a dried up umbilical cord is ok? It will eventually fall off? It's 3 days old, dried up, about 1/4 in long, but then the last inch or so was about as thick as a hair. I just snipped that part of because the others were pulling him around with it, but not enough to cause damage. I also have band/straw brace on this one because he has a hard time standing... Even after 3 days.
     
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