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?
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  2. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a prolapse to me. Or maybe it's unabsorbed yolk?
     
  3. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've looked in to it, and I'd say it's definitely an unabsorbed yolk. Just separate him from the others abd he should absorb it in a few days. It's fairly common.
     
  4. chooky13

    chooky13 New Egg

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    Thanks very much for your help
     

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