When the chick hatched it had a hernia the size of a thumb from the knuckle up protrudeing. I didn't expect it to make it through the night. It holding it's head up now and moveing around much better. I applied antibiotic ointment. The area has dried up and retracted quite a bit. It almost appears like it didn't absorb all the yolk as well. It hatched on it's own, however it was still attatched to a bit of the shell contents. It was a 21 day hatch. There was skin covering but now that it has dried you can't tell. Here is a real close-up. I know most of you would have put it down. But it doesn't seem in pain, and is doing almost as well as a normal day old. Has anyone has experience with this or know the prognosis? I do want to give it time to see if it will be ok. I won't let it suffer though. help.