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How do I get this off of my chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PoultryGirly, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have just hatched out a "mutt" chick from my eggs. It has the yellow goop coming from its bum like the other chicks had, but this time the yellow goop is wrapped around the chick's leg which is then connected to what I think is the umbilical cord. The cord is attached to the shell so the chick is carrying the shell around with him. What should I do? Can I cut the cord? Thanks! Here is a picture:



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  2. kentuckygirl1

    kentuckygirl1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not an expert by any means, but I have had a chick hatch out that was stuck the way it sounds that your new baby is. I did eventually pull it off very carefully and the baby died, not telling to take it off or leave just telling you what happened to me. I pray someone will reply to your question quickly , I think it is the umbilical cord and thats what happened to mine. I wish I could tell you what to do, I have always heard dont help them , it is hard when something like this is happening
     
  3. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I have another chick with a string of hatching gunk on it that is gooey but hardening. The other chicks are picking at the goop. Should I cut the gunk off?
     
  4. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  5. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way he's 6 hours old and can't walk well. Is that normal?
     
  6. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For what its wroth dont remove anything just remove the other chicks it should fall off on its own. Pulling it can pull the innerds out.
     
  7. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the chick weak? It's 6 hours old and can't walk. Well, it wobbles around, but most of the time it lys down.
     
  8. Avianman

    Avianman Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had chicks wobble for the first three days, and then grow up to be just fine. Nice thing is that the other chicks won't pick on him at this age. The "suitcase" will dry up and fall off, no worries there. Don't pull on it! Don't worry about it getting to food and water right now, either.
     
  9. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we put 5 of the bigger chicks into the brooder and there are 3 in the incubator. The chick lays down a lot. Is this normal? I wonder if one of his legs is deformed? I'm very worried!
     
  10. Avianman

    Avianman Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be. I have had plenty that just lie down almost constantly for the first two or three days. Let him rest
     

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