- Oct 19, 2012
I had a chick hatch last night. It looked like the intestines were outside of it's body. I've been trying to keep it wet so it won't dry out, but it was really dry this morning, and the chick was walking around in the incubator like nothing was wrong. I noticed that I don't see a heart beating, so is it his intestines? Or is it his umbilical cord? Should I just let it dry up and fall off? His stomach isn't sunken in, and he acts like he doesn't notice me touching it. I looked at how it was attached to his abdomen, and it looks like it could be an umbilical cord. But then why isn't it just one long strand? Why did it have a big chunk on it that looked like intestines? I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions on what to do.