Chick with umbillical cord?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CrzyChicLady, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. CrzyChicLady

    CrzyChicLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen just hatched out a chick yesterday. Today I went out to check it over and it has an umbilical cord. (?) I looks like a newborn baby's cord, dried and attached. Is this normal? I don't remember seeing it on the other chicks.
     
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's normal. Just the remnant of the yolk sac that has been absorbed. Don't pull on it!
     
  3. CrzyChicLady

    CrzyChicLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok I didn't pull on it. I just put the chick back with momma hen. So it will just fall off?
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    If its dried you can trim it to keep it from getting stepped on and pulled.
     
  5. CrzyChicLady

    CrzyChicLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm scared to trim it.
     
  6. CrzyChicLady

    CrzyChicLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to check on the chick this morning and it was dead. It was in a pool of yolk. [​IMG] It was the cutest chick we've ever hatched out. [​IMG] I guess I should've trimmed the cord.
     
  7. JDMcK03

    JDMcK03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww....I just got a an order of chicks today and one of them has this. I need to trim it when I get home asap!! sorry to hear about your loss :(
     

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