day old chick has umbilical still attached

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

  1. crumpy10

    crumpy10 New Egg

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    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

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    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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