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Help, what do I do!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by watergoddess, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. watergoddess

    watergoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chicken egg in my incubator that started pipping and it started to hatch. It stopped for like almost 24 hours so I was getting worried. I peeled some of the shell and noticed some veins so I wrapped the chick in a warm wet paper towel. I Came back an hour later and it had scramble out of the egg but its carrying around a sting of placenta looking stuff. Should I be concerned? Will it fall off on its own? Please help
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is carrying around an unabsorbed egg yolk sack. It probably hatched a little early, and thus did not completely absorb the yolk into its body.

    In most cases, the egg sack will dry up and fall off fairly quickly. I have had several birds with this problem, and they all survived.
     
  3. watergoddess

    watergoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm afraid it will trip on it and pull its innards out
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    There's really not much you can do - just leave it alone and let things progress naturally.
     
  5. watergoddess

    watergoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's doing alright so far and it's drying up nicely its just the little part at the top where it meets its stomach that's still wet. Hopefully it will dry up and fall off in the night
     

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