Newly Hatched chickens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by odphi18, May 15, 2009.

  1. odphi18

    odphi18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello out their. I have a question of concern for my newly hatched chickens. First off it is not all the chicks but about 5 have a protrusion or bump. Now this bump is located underneath the chick at what looks like where the umbilical cord, If chickens have umbilical cords. I am just trying to figure out what to do or if the chicks are okay and i am just freaking out. I have not been raising chickens long and this is about my 4th hatch. Please respond. Thanks Mike
     
  2. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple that hatched like this, today also.. [​IMG]
     
  3. odphi18

    odphi18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know if that is normal and will it go away?
     
  4. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have No Idea! Im Hoping its Normal!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure it is normal. It is where the chick absorbs the yolk.
     

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