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Newly hatched chick: what is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Larrickchick, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Larrickchick

    Larrickchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched chicks for my students at school. Came in today and one that hatched last night has something black coming from it's lower abdomen, around it's foot, back into it's abdomen. Tried to get pictures, they are not the best. From my limited understanding of embryology their abdomens are open until the last couple of days, then they close up. Could it be a vein or something that was around the foot and things closed up with it still out?? It wasn't getting up and around at all, now they hobble around. Do I cut it, leave it??? Any thoughts?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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