Silkie hatchling umbilicus and what looks like intestines hanging out.

MomKelly45

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Jun 26, 2019
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This little one hatched to a first-time Silkie mom about 2 hours ago. I heard a commotion and an EE hen was pecking in the nest and eating the egg. I’m afraid the hen pulled on the egg and umbilical cord and has caused a hernia. What can I do?? First time allowing our chickens to hatch their eggs. Please help us.
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This little one hatched to a first-time Silkie mom about 2 hours ago. I heard a commotion and an EE hen was pecking in the nest and eating the egg. I’m afraid the hen pulled on the egg and umbilical cord and has caused a hernia. What can I do?? First time allowing our chickens to hatch their eggs. Please help us.
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Welcome to BYC! Sorry about your chick. Where do you have it right now? In an incubator? I'd clean off the stringy stuff, put it in a cup lined with paper towels, and put it in an incubator. It should finish absorbing and he fine.
 

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