Newly hatched chick help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brie6895, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a newly hatched chick and it looks like maybe the umbilical cord still attached?? Hes flapping around everywhere and I don't know what to do! He also looks as if the yolk is just in his tummy. If that makes since his stomach looks soft and round like a yolk. Please help me idk what to do
     
  2. sumatrass

    sumatrass Chillin' With My Peeps


    If there is slight bleeding at the navel use corn starch or a dab of cold water to stop the bleeding. You can also swab the umbilicus area with a 1% solution of Betadine and place the chick back in the bator to dry. If you do see this and the chick is already out of the shell dangling with this, use a clean sterile scissors to cut through them, DO NOT PULL as you can harm the chick’s navel!
    But only the cords!

    DO NOT CUT IF THERE IS UNABSORBED YOLK SACK!!
    you can find more information under learning center at hatching eggs 101
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014

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