new chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NightCode, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. NightCode

    NightCode Out Of The Brooder

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    HELP! I have new chicks that hatched yesterday. Two things first there's some red stuff hanging out some of there butts and second when do they start pooping I don't want them to get backed up if possible.
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:The "red stuff" you see is probably their umbilical cord, which needs to heal (if you look closely, you'll see their vent is in a slightly different location). Just leave it alone, it'll heal on it's own. They should begin pooping any time now. I assume you have given them food and water, that expedites the process!
    Congratulations on your new babies!
     

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