I have a problem that I am unsure of with newly hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickencrazyinHT, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. chickencrazyinHT

    chickencrazyinHT In the Brooder

    Sep 19, 2010
    We have chicks in our incubator that are starting to hatch. A couple have a little protrusion that looks a little bloody on their rear end. One that is not doing so well also has a little green stuff around the rear along with the bloody spot. The shell it hatched out of also had pieces of green goo in it and none of the other ones had this. Could this be poop, or what is it? If it hadn't abosorbed it's yolk sac, what would that look like? This one doesn't seem to be as energetic as the other ones and not moving around as much. Is it normal for some to have a bloody rear? Any adice or help would be greatly aprreciated...Thanks!
  2. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Songster

    May 5, 2010
    St. Louis
    I dont know, but I am interested to see any other responses.
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Can you get pictures? Unabsorbed yolk will still be

    attached to the chick, and should not be touched.
  4. Bedste

    Bedste Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Cut n Shoot Texas
    sometimes these chicks end up ok and some times they do not..... sorry. I leave mine in the incubator until they have fluffed up and are totally dry. I have noticed that the ones that do not respond and fluff up as quickly do not do as well.
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The green stuff is the waste sack. It sounds like their naval where they absorbed the yolk hasn't quite closed up yet. Don't mess with it...hopefully it will finish closing.

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