Jersey Giants Chick - Umbilical opening?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LeviParker, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. LeviParker

    LeviParker Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given 4 JG eggs and I was miles from home and it was freezing. I expected nothing, but I incubated and they are hatching. One down and three to go. The first looks great until he rolled over. There's a yolk colored - what looks like a belly button, but my guess is that it's a deformity of some sort. Or maybe where he is lacking in development?


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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    His belly just hasn't closed all the way yet from absorbing the yolk. Give him some time and that should close right up :)
     
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