Help! Hole above vent on hatchling?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tyler01, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. tyler01

    tyler01 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is day 24 and my last chick just hatched. It appears to have an opening above his vent. At first I thought it was something like a short stubby tail like thing b/c it was moving up and down. As I'm writing this I'm realizing that this may be the exact location where the oil gland is on chickens that people make sure they cut out before cooking. Also it does look like an oil substance is slowly dripping from that area. I haven't taken him out yet to inspect closer. I'm hoping that it might work itself out in the incubator. Not sure what to make of this just yet. What do you guys think?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Can you post a pic of it, please?
     
  3. tyler01

    tyler01 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's not as visible now that he's fluffing out. Also I no longer see the oily substance. It appears that this is a very active tail. (Not sure what to call it). It worried me bc I didn't notice this on the other chicks. All appears to be normal.
     

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