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Hello my name is Mel, I live in the Uk

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melluz79, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. melluz79

    melluz79 New Egg

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    Hi all, this is my first time at hatching chicks,
    not been the most successful we had 4 go rotten
    1 died before managing to hatch.
    we did manage 2 they are so beautiful, not sure what they are we got them from a farm who just lets them free range it was a bit of a project for my 2 sons.
    My worry is that one has a bald bulge underneath it, when he/she was hatched it was huge! I've kept putting Vaseline on it and massaging it in (under protest from chick) it appears to be shrinking is it something to worry about or will it just retract as the chick strengthens??? Advice please!
    (Hatched on Friday)
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear the hatch wasn't better, but congrats on the ones that did make it! The bulge you're describing sounds like it may be around the chick's belly? That would be where it absorbed the yolk just before hatching. This sometimes does make a bit of a bulge that is quite notable. If the "navel" area is sealed, clean and o.k.-looking and the chick eats and poops o.k. I wouldn't worry.
     
  3. melluz79

    melluz79 New Egg

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    Ah thank you, it's seems happy otherwise if I can work it out I'll post a picture as if quite like to know what they are! [​IMG]
     
  4. melluz79

    melluz79 New Egg

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    Thank you, if I can work it out I'll post a picture maybe someone can tell me what they are?! [​IMG]
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Mel, glad you joined the BYC flock
     
  8. melluz79

    melluz79 New Egg

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    These are my little chicks and the lump I was talking about! [​IMG]
     
  9. melluz79

    melluz79 New Egg

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