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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MissEllieMae, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. MissEllieMae

    MissEllieMae New Egg

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    My RIR chick hatched at around 2 this morning [​IMG]
    Problem is, it is now 11 PM and the shell is still attached to it's backside.[​IMG] Will it come off on it's own [​IMG] I mean...it's been 21hours since the hatch [​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Yes it will come off eventually - if you can break bits off go ahead, but don't pull.

    hopefully the chick can stand and such ? if its blocking the poop shute you might wanna moisten it and try take it off gently.
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    You mean to it's back or it's bottom? I'd spray some warm water inside the shell to soften it up then see if you can't work the shell off. But if it's attached at the tummy, could it still be absorbing the yolk? Hmmm.
     
  4. MissEllieMae

    MissEllieMae New Egg

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    Attached to it's bottom. I'm afraid to mess with it. I guess I'm a little chicken LOL [​IMG]
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:If its blocking the poop you are going to have to get your hands dirty. [​IMG]

    a little warm water, and it should come off pretty easily.
     
  6. MissEllieMae

    MissEllieMae New Egg

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    I guess your right. I need to go ahead and get it off. It's not really blocking anything...it's sort of dragging the shell behind it. [​IMG]
     
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    I agree, since it is attached to it's bottom, you must remove it or risk loosing your chick. A little warm water should do the trick.

    It's ok, you can do it...... [​IMG]
     
  8. MissEllieMae

    MissEllieMae New Egg

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    Thanks a lot for the help [​IMG] I'm gonna get off here and give it a try.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Git 'r done.
     
  10. Sallysitter

    Sallysitter Out Of The Brooder

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    I too had chick hatch yesterday afternoon and I noticed this morning 12 hrs later she had something stuck to her tummy sort of like a new baby when they are born and the umbilicle cord cut off. I assumed this was where the chick absorbed the yolk. I don't think it is near the poop hole either sort of on its tummy. The chick was still wet when I saved it (mother had pushed it out of the nest). I will check again when I get home and see if its still there.

    I am interested in any further responses for MEM as we seem to have the same situation.
     

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