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got 4 hatched, but something is stuck to BCM...help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mags2009, May 21, 2010.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Something seems to be stuck on my Black Copper Maran chick that just hatched. It looks like an umbilical cord. It's also attached to the egg (the cord) will it get free? Thanks

  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Songster

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    That's a fairly common occurance. It might break free. Don't open the 'bator till the hatch is done. If its still there when you are ready to take the chicks out be ready with a pair of sissors to snip it. Don't try to pull it off.
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    He'll be fine. A few of mine were still attached to the membrane and at most it took and hour or two for them to get free. [​IMG]

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