Cord attached to chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkie16, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. silkie16

    silkie16 Just Hatched

    32
    0
    12
    Jan 7, 2017
    One of my sarama chicks still has cord attached to its self and small piece of shell, chick is approx 7 hours old now never come across this before do I leave it to dry and fall off or do I cut it also chick isn't standing yet any advice please
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    5,588
    6,652
    416
    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    If the cord is dry, just cut it off. It isn't a big deal.
     
  3. silkie16

    silkie16 Just Hatched

    32
    0
    12
    Jan 7, 2017
    Its not quit dry but is drying never seen this before new to chickens after years racing pigeons
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    5,588
    6,652
    416
    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    It's not too uncommon, but isn't a big deal. Could you post a picture?
     
  5. silkie16

    silkie16 Just Hatched

    32
    0
    12
    Jan 7, 2017
    The cord came away eventually but not looking good for the chick it seems to have deformed feet and a dislocated leg have tried rectifying the feet with card taped to them but can't do anything for the leg iguess nature will take its coarse
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    5,588
    6,652
    416
    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Sorry to hear that, hope everything turns out well for the little guy.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by