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Issue with hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hannah green, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. hannah green

    hannah green Hatching

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    Hi, this is my first time hatching eggs. I have six eggs and one of them has already hatched and is in the brooder. Another one just hatched but still has the shell stuck to its head and its stomach looks pretty big. It also looks like a red bump on its stomach that might be bleeding and one of its feet keeps shaking. I don't know what to do, please help.
     
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  2. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Hannah! Is there anything outside of the chick, like a yolk sac from it's naval that's just below the vent? (It's bum)
     
  3. hannah green

    hannah green Hatching

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    No, nothing like that. It finally got its head out of the egg but theres still the red bump on its stomach.
     
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  4. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    Hi! Congrats on the new babies!

    Id dab some antibacterial on it and leave it in the incubator until she's completely dry.

    Sometimes they will have that bump where the yolk sac has been freshly absorbed but has not completely passed that abdominal wall.

    I think it's kind of like an umbilical hernia.
     
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  5. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    Can you post pics for us to get a better idea of what it actually looks like?
     
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  6. hannah green

    hannah green Hatching

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    IMG_4420.JPG sorry that its not good quality
     
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    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member Project Manager

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    It's good enough to see. I second this. I'd let the chick dry in the incubator before you take it out. Just watch that everything stays intact...what you're seeing is normal and fine. It's more obvious because the chick is wet. :)
     
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  8. hannah green

    hannah green Hatching

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    Ok good, thank you so much!!
     
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  9. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    Agreed. I may would leave her in there for the full 24 hours.
     
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  10. theuglychick

    theuglychick Crowing

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    How is the chick doing today?
     
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