Help! Newborn chick problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BatonRougeChick, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3rd of 5 eggs hatched today and it seems to have a problem. It got out of its shell nicely and acted just like the others. He has a lot of energy, chirping, walking, etc. But I noticed something that looks like intestines hanging out of his vent. It doesn't look like an egg sac. I've tried to take a picture but he doesn't sit very still. I made the room dark to try to get him to rest and hopefully absorb whatever it is. But I'm sure the incubator is encouraging bacteria growth since others started hatching yesterday, and he's dragging this around with him. Does anyone know for sure what this is and if there's hope?

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  2. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's the umbilical cord. No worries, it'll dry up and fall off. Some chick hatch with them still attached others don't. He'll be fine
     
  3. andieschicks

    andieschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not positive but it looks like it might be the umbilical chord. Not sure tho... hopefully someone else will know for sure!
     
  4. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hence my comment before.
     
  5. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow, thank you so much! I've been freaking out!! Thank God for this forum. Whew.
     
  6. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Imma take a guess, first time hatching chicks? Haha
     
  7. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. That obvious? Lol
     
  8. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cord has fallen off! Yay.
     
  9. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kinda obvious. Haha congrats on your brood! I've got fuzz balls fixing to pop out on the 6th, 14th, March 16th and 20th.
     
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  10. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are. 100% hatched and doing fine!

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