- Dec 3, 2020
Hi there, I’m a first time poster, my chicks hatched this morning 24 hrs after pipping. One is perfect, the other was attached to the wheel by umbilical and as s/he stumbled around the egg stayed put and she started bleeding. She finally became unattached, now the incubator has some blood in it which is pretty dried out, so I can tell there is no more blood. It’s a bit gory looking though! So, the chick is a bit weaker than the feisty healthy one, but still moving around. My worry is that her backside looks a bit swollen- I’ve looked it up a bit online and she has certainly not got a huge distended organ hanging out like I’ve seen.. it just looks a bit sore and swollen. There is dried blood on it matting the feathers. This means you can see more skin- it’s less fluffy than her sibling. What should I do? I’ve left them in the incubator as I know you can for 24hrs and I think the temp in my house would be a bit of a shock until the brooder etc has heated up properly. Is it ok to leave them in there with the dried blood?!