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day old chick has umbilical still attached

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by crumpy10, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. crumpy10

    crumpy10 New Egg

    Nov 19, 2014
    Its umbilical has since dried, but hasn't fallen off... it is firmly attached, I will not be pulling that out! don't worry, (I have seen a bumble bee sting!)
    Will it just fall off in time? its only about a cm long...if that.
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Oh, yes, it will take care of itself in time. It sounds like it is short enough the other chicks won't be picking at it.

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