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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Carolina_Chick, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Carolina_Chick

    Carolina_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hatched a chick and its umbillical cord is still attached. Will it come off by itself? Mamas gave up on the eggs and this one hung in their. What do I do?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    it will dry up & fall off on its own. If mom gave up on it, you'll need to remove it to a brooder and keep it warm (90-95 degrees). Get it water, and dip its beak in the water so it knows...you probably know the drill, just thought I'd mention it. Oh, and chick starter!!! Good luck!
     
  3. Carolina_Chick

    Carolina_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    the Mommas have 3 other chicks that they are taking care of. I was thinking that I would try to put this chick back in with the others.
     
  4. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that you can try to sneak a chick in under the broody at night better keep an close eye on it if you do try.
     

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