Chicks hatching! One with red blob on butt?

chickenlovernoteater

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 1, 2008
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I woke up this morning to three red star chicks in the incubator, and one coming out of it's egg. One of the chicks that hatched through the night has a red blob about a centimeter in diameter sticking out of it..
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Is this something that will go back in or dry up as it's fluffing in the incubator? The other chicks look fine.

Thanks!
 

HickoryGuy

Songster
9 Years
Jan 27, 2010
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Hickory, NC
Someone more experienced than myself can chime in, but I've seen that before and I believe it's just a rough navel. Leave it alone. It'll dry up and fall off eventually.

Or at least that's what happened with one I had like that last week. Good luck and don't panic.
 

chickenlovernoteater

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 1, 2008
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Whew, you guys were right. I came home from work and all was well with that chick, however..

Another chick seems a lot smaller than the others that hatched during the day. It has what looks like a long rope of..something coming out of it that is about three inches long. This wouldn't be intestine?? Or umbilical cord? It's still pretty wet like it hatched not long ago. I am going to leave it in the incubator like I did the other..

I think I got cheated too because I bought red star chicken eggs and one of the chicks is pure black
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and others are hard to tell sex because of entirely yellow body and red head..
 

Tanichca

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May 6, 2009
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I have read about the cord coming out of the rump thing, and from what i hear DO NOT PULL IT!!! if it is the umbilical cord it will fall off in a little while.
 

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