Help!! I have a chick that hatched and a big brown something is attached to it!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fradytrc, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. fradytrc

    fradytrc Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 18, 2011
    Central NC
    My last chick just hatched and it has a big brown something attached to its rear by a thread. Should I cut it off? I thought it would die but its moving all around the incubator pulling this along with it. What is it....a hernia? its stomach? Never seen anything like this before.
  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 24, 2014
    Buffalo Wyoming
    It's probably the dried up yolk bag. Check to see if it is attached by a dried up thread. If this is the case, then you can just snip it off with scissors. This is a common thing to happen. Don't cut too close to it's body. If there is still a string hanging out it will fall off soon.
    If it looks like a vein with blood in it then leave it alone. It will fall off naturally once it dries.
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Can you get a pic?

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