problem with a hatching chick

wvgal61

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
397
9
123
Troutman, nc
I have a chick that just hatched a few hours ago. It had a red blob hanging out and is shaking its head wildly and flopping around. The other 6 didn't do this. Should I be concerned?
Any advice? Thanks
Patty
 

Godiva

Crowing
13 Years
May 17, 2007
967
34
281
Colorado
That certainly isn't normal - I've never had a chick like that. Where is the red blob hanging out of? Its abdomen? Sometimes there are abnormalities that only show when they hatch ... but I have no idea what to advise you except keep it warm and watch and see if it settles down. Sometimes they will live for a short while and then go on to the big coop in the sky if there is something badly wrong. Otherwise sometimes you may end up having to put it out of its misery. How long ago did it hatch and is it any better now?
 

wvgal61

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
397
9
123
Troutman, nc
It took all day. Yea it is the abdomn, where the yolk usually goes in at. It looks like bright red meat! This is my first hatch so I don't know anything, Just the great things I've read here.
Thanks
 

wvgal61

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
397
9
123
Troutman, nc
It has quit thrashing and is moving about peeping, acting moore like the rest did now. I didn't know if i should wet the area or just wait and see
 

MandyH

You'll shoot your eye out!
12 Years
Apr 16, 2007
3,277
23
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Elvis' birthplace......
It's called a rough navel and no do not wet it. It needs to dry up and seal off or its insides can come out. It's normally caused by humidty being too high during hatch, or temp being too high during incubation.
 

mxitman

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 6, 2010
24
0
22
Bainbridge Island, WA
My Coop
My Coop
I just had one of my chicks hatch today and the same problem, looks like a red blob about the size of dime or a little smaller, mine was freaking out too and has settled down and is now sleeping off/on i hope it will make it, my first hatch as well. I moved the chick onto a paper towel and that seems to be helping.
 

wvgal61

Songster
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
397
9
123
Troutman, nc
The area is drying up well. Chick is eating and drinking and pecking the other chicks lol. Seems to be doing great at the moment. Thanks for the good advice Mandy H!
 

gckiddhouse

Songster
11 Years
Dec 9, 2008
1,019
8
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Desert Hills, AZ
How is your chick doing? I read this post before my chicks hatched, and low and behold, the first chick out has the same thing. So I quickly found your post again. Please let me know what the outcome was and if your chick is okay. Does the thing dry up and fall off? Hope the rest of your chicks are doing well. Thanks for your post. I learn so much here. And thanks to MandyH who helped out with that timely information!!
 

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