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Just Hatched - Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k9lin, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. k9lin

    k9lin Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Morning -

    I have some newly hatched chickens - 3 hatched over the night. Seem to be doing well - under a heat lamp resting now. Several more eggs are pipped.

    Question - two of the chicks have red tissue hanging out from their vent. Is this part of the blood vessels still being attached? What should I do? Will it come off on it's own?

  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Yes it will dry up after a while. But be careful about taking the chicks out of the bator if you still have eggs hatching. You will let out all the humidity and that can cause problems for the ones that haven't hatched yet. Good Luck
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    High temps can cause absorption issues. Are the chicks early or on time?

  4. k9lin

    k9lin Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Today is Day 21... so right on schedule....

    I'll make sure the incubator stays closed as much as possible.

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