My chick hatched today and his navel is still open and stuff kind of coming out. I believe some one else posted about this too recently. My brother-in-law is a vetranarian and he was over and he looked at my chick. He said that the umbilical cord was too short which caused a hernia when it came out of the shell. He poked it back in, but it didn't stay. He said to put antibiotic ointment on a qutip and keep gently pushing it back in and it MAY correct itself after a few days. He said if not, when the chick was eating and drinking okay and stablized he'd go in and fix it. I just pray it makes it through the night. Its sure is peppy, but it still worries me.