Help! First time hatching chicks!! What is this!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickengirl993, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. chickengirl993

    chickengirl993 New Egg

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    My first time incubating and hatching chicks... One chick hatched healthy and is doing very well but another one hatched today and isn't looking very good.. It's "moving" around in the incubator (it's actually thrashing everywhere). I took the other chick out so it wouldn't bother the sick one. It has something near it's bum/naval.. Has anyone had this happen before? The chick was really sticky at first but now her feathers are very hard.. I thought it was just poo at first but it's hard. What should I do?? Please help! [​IMG]
     
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    hopefully someone can help. I will give this a BUMP and maybe someone knows what's happening?
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No idea! BUMP
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be meconium?
     

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