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Plymouth Rock - Guts hanging out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chooky13, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. chooky13

    chooky13 New Egg

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    I have a plymouth rock chicken which has just hatched and it has a red balloon looking thing hanging out its backside, Is this normal or not? I'll post some photos soon.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Photos would help. The navel might just be unhealed/closed (it will close as the chick dries and gets older), or it could be some sort of prolapse of the vent or intestines.
     

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