Our hen kicked this partially hatched egg out from under her and not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MrSiberian, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. MrSiberian

    MrSiberian In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2013
    So we need some help... as you can see from the picture the main concern is if it it is the umbilical or the placenta thing and if it will just dry up.... or something more serious such as the intestine or something internal from the chick.
    Let me back up.... we out this morning and our blue orphington hen has been sitting on a clutch of eggs for a while and I went out this morning to check on her and she had kicked out about six eggs and one of them was an almost fully hatched chick, it's legs were kicking.... still about a quarter of the shell attached on the back.... so brought it in the house[​IMG]

    , my wife wrapped it in a towel and then a heating pad and it began to dry lit and fluff up.... the rest of the shell fell away; however, as you can see by the picture there seems to be something still attached either the umbilical....but it almost seems as if it is the intestine or something internal..... can someone please offer some advice as what they think it is, as well as offer us some guidance?
    Thank you in advance for any help offered.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It probably won't make it, best you can do is keep it warm and see.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Any hatched chicks under the hen?
    They sometimes know when an egg or chick is not viable and will discard it......sometimes a broody(especially if a first timer) will freak out when eggs start to hatch.
    If the abdomen didn't close up before hatching the chick will probably not survive, happens sometimes.

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