I had a hatch due today but most of the eggs started pipping Wednesday & yesterday and 17 hatched between yesterday and this morning. Late last night a chick of mixed breed hatched and it had something hanging onto or coming out of it's bottom. The thing was very red and NOT his cord. It kinda looked like a bunch of coiled rope, squishy though(I'm not good at measurements but it was fairly thick, about the size of the cord area, and as big around as maybe a nickel? hard to say). I didn't know what to do and it was late so I just left him like that for the night. In the morning I saw that "the thing" had dried up and was stuck to the wire floor, so I quickly opened the lid and pinched off the dried up part of the thing that was still connected to the chick so that he could walk around again. Just took the chick out of the incubator to check it a little bit ago, and there's a little more dried "stuff" coming from his bottom, and some wetter stuff that kinda looks like intestine or something. It's really odd to be posting about this.. It's from where his cord should have dried up and dropped off at. I don't know if he got cut somehow coming out of the eggshell or if someone else pecked at his cord before it dried up or what. I figure he's going to die but is there anything I can do for him? He's so tiny..I'd like to help him live if there's any chance of that, or just try to ease his suffering. Please post if you have any advice that might help.