**GRAPHIC PIC** chick w/ egg gunk attached (I think it's OK)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BeardedChick, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is there anything I can do to help this little showgirl chick? It just popped out, and it has something stringy that seems to be attached between it and the egg.

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    its its yolk sack and its not asorbed all of it yet keep the incubator closed and leave it alone it should be ok!
  3. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmm, it seems to have just pulled loose and left the gunk behind. I think we're OK?
  4. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:WHEW, thanks! [​IMG]
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    yay! [​IMG] glad she is okay!!! question.....so, if a showgirl is a roo...are they still showGIRLS?....always wondered this....[​IMG]
  6. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dunno, I wondered about that, too!


    (impatiently waiting for more pips)
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    It should be fine just try not to jack with it.
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Normal. The string attaches it to the inside of the egg and gunk is probably part of the membrane. Think of it like the umbilical cord on a baby human or other mammal. I've had plenty hatch like that and sometimes the string doesn't detach but dries hard so they run around with the bottom part of their egg dragging behind them. When I remove them I just pull it loose and they are fine.
  9. Hen'nbiddies

    Hen'nbiddies Out Of The Brooder

    Maybe if a showgirl chick is a roo it will be a Chickkendale instead of a Chippendale.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA

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