Help do you know what this is???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tbcross, May 3, 2009.

  1. tbcross

    tbcross Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok like I said I did everything wrong and they still are hatching, but here's the thing I have one little guy who seems to be fine getting around good and peeping and such but he is dragging something I can only describe as a bloody umbelical cord? Other than that he seems fine and he hatched about 7 hrs ago I guess. It looks like it's drying up, but does anyone know what this is?? What should I do??
    Barb
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Sounds like the chick did not absorb all the yolk. I would leave it alone, if it's not to big it should go ahead and absorb it and dry up. [​IMG]
     
  3. tbcross

    tbcross Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks it was and it just dried up and fell off.
     
  4. stephanie557

    stephanie557 New Egg

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    ya my chick is like that now dragging around a wet umbilical cord, it seems to have stuck to his body (i haven't and won't touch it) will it dry up and fall off?
     
  5. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes, it should
     

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