Newly hatched chick...what to do?

Lynn_Farm

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 13, 2010
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Just had a chick hatch with what appears to be a distended belly. Red and oozing a white discharge from the navel. WHat is this and what do I do? All the other new hatchlings are fine, this is the only one with this issue...

(x-posted in incubation/hatching)
 
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hcammack

Crowing
12 Years
Oct 5, 2007
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Quote:Put it back in the bator! I think its an unabsorbed yolk I have had chicks hatch like this an be fine as long as you leave them to absorb the rest of the yolk.

Henry
 

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