new chick care help?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MuskokaChick, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our little silky hatched yesterday while we were out. When we got home she was still attached to the egg by a tiny red thread of *something* She was trying to walk around and was dragging the egg, so we cut it. The piece is still attached today. I just took some warm water and tried to loosen it, I checked her vent, but it is attached higher and her vent looks fine and clear. She is roughly 16 hours old and I am not seeing any poop in the brooder. She is eating and drinking fine.

    Anyone?
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The string is part of the umbilical cord it will dry and fall off soon. As for pooping it can take a bit. Before long you will see some since she is eating and drinking.
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much for the quick response [​IMG]
     
  4. Hannah Jesenko

    Hannah Jesenko Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a similar problem with one of our silkie chicks, but it ended up dying:( I hope everything turns out well for you!
     

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