I Need Some Advice Fast Please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happi752, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a newly hatched chick. Hatched out 3 hours ago. The umbilical cord is still attached to chick and shell. Can I clip this? Or how does the cord detach from the shell??? Please answer fast, as he is starting to move alot and I am afraid he will tear it.
     
  2. Ashmeade

    Ashmeade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it alone.
     
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Leave it they usually kick free eventually. If still there in a couple of hours and the yolk is absorbed and veins thin and dry then you can clip it.
     
  4. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it for awhile longer.
     
  5. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left it til this afternoon then when it was thin and dried out I clipped it with no problems. Thank you very much.
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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