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HELP! Newly hatched chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crzcknldy14, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Crzcknldy14

    Crzcknldy14 New Egg

    Mar 24, 2016

    What's hanging from the chick? Also.. The front claws are bent.. Is that normal?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Looks like umbilical and hatch gunk. It should dry up and fall off on its own. Please dont be tempted to pull it as this may cause a rupture from its abdomen. As for the claws they will need time straighten out after hatch. They have been curled up for a while in the egg so need time to stretch.
    Just keep an eye on them to make sure they do straighten out as the chick drys off and fluffs up.

    Good luck with your chick :D
  3. Crzcknldy14

    Crzcknldy14 New Egg

    Mar 24, 2016
    Thank you very much. Any ideas what to do with these two. Try pipped the wrong end. [​IMG]
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Keep an eye on them and give them time. Some malepositioned pippers make it out perfectlyl fine, others won't make it out w/o help.

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