Need help, chick stuck to egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by srsmith69, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. srsmith69

    srsmith69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had a chick just hatch and he has not separated from the egg. Seems the umbilical cord is still attached to both chick and egg. Anyone have suggestions? I had to break lockdown to rescue the little guy as his other hatchmates were pecking at him a lot.
     
  2. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes this exact thing happened to me last hatch. I removed as much of the egg as possible and left him alone for the incubator to help dry the cord...... in about 6 hours when it is not so fresh...... and a little dried.. i got scissors and cut it off. I was afraid to cut it right away because it looked like there was blood in it. I let the little chick hop around and drag the bit of egg shell with him until it dried enough to cut..... I hope this helps...
     
  3. srsmith69

    srsmith69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well he fell and yanked the cord off. we hope he'll be okay. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. cbiblis

    cbiblis Out Of The Brooder

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    i have had that problem as well. i watched as the other chicks stumbed and ripped the cord from the chick that was attached. i also had chicks try to eat it off of other chicks. they always survived. i wouldn't worry about it.
     

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