Newly hatched chick with outward navel

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by anbsmom, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. anbsmom

    anbsmom Chirping

    Apr 15, 2012
    Western North Carolina
    When this chick hatched it was pulling the shell around with two thin stringy looking things. I left it alone and it finally freed itself. What I am concerned about it that where the strings were connected to the chick it seems to have pulled the navel out. Does that make any since. You can see it a little in the photo posted. I'm worried about the little guy. [​IMG]

  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    I've had chicks pulling their shells around with the "strings" and had things that didn't look right like yours does. It's never ended up being a problem and I don't think I even notice it after they fluff up. I'm curious to see what others say about this and I hope you're sweet chick is ok!

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