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Chicks imbilical cord still attached?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Donnigan, May 11, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2016
    I had a chick hatch and the imbilical cord was still attached i thought it would fall off after a few mineutes. But it hasn't yet. What should i do?
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I would give it time, usually if it's still attached to the egg it will break away itself. If you have to you can tie it and cut it near (but not too close) to the belly. If it's just a hair width holding it you can just cut it. Whatever you do do not pull it to separate it.
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Leave the chick in incubator until it falls off on it's own. Putting it with other chicks or in anyway causing it to prematurely detach will cause bleeding. It likely will bleed some anyway but best to let it come off by itself.
  4. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2016
    Finally it detached from the egg shell. Hopefully it will fall off of her soon.

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