Hatched! But....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoodyRodchester, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my eggs finally hatched but it is still attached to the egg and there seems to be quite a bit of blood in the egg. He is up dragging the shell around is this normal?
     
  2. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, totally normal. After the umbilical cord dries up, it'll likely snag that shell on something and yank it right off :)
     
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  4. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you so much. I was worried because I wasn't expecting that amount of blood. I had one that pipped and didn't make it and 2 that haven't done anything yet so I'm hoping everything on him is fine and he continues to do good.
     
  5. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He popped off his shell about an hour or so ago but he's dragging around a good 2 inches of goop. I'm assuming this is the umbilical cord? No bleeding and he is walking around fine. [​IMG]
     
  6. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Yep, just let it dry up and fall off. Keep him nice and safe, and whatever you do DONT" PULL IT
     

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