Silkie just hatched with red bottom??Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Juliechickens, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I just had a black silkie hatch but he's got a little red bubble looking thing on his behind. It is a little bit of blood as he leaves on other eggs when he touches them. It's not a pertruding bubble just a round red circle of a spot. Is this normal? My frizzles didnt have this that I noticed. Is there anything I should do?
    Its not enough to drip blood just a little bloody show.
    Please let me know if this is normal and/or what to do....
    Thanks, Julie
     
  2. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's it doing? I had one with a reddish butt. Not much in terms of blood. It did ok. Wish I could help. I'm new at this too.[​IMG]
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Hey, it's just part of it's umbilicus where it was attached to the egg/yolk. It SHOULD dry up shortly. I'd just leave it in the `bator a bit longer than you normally might and then once it dries up, take finger nail clippers or shap scissors and cut it back to the length of the chicks fuzz so it doesn't get in the way or cause others to peck at it.
     
  4. jf carker

    jf carker Out Of The Brooder

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    Great myspace Cindy. You sound like a very busy person. I wouldn't worry to much about the little red bottom unless it does't seem to get any better in a couple of days. We are all teetering on insanity. Normal is a cycle on a washing machine.


    Joe
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Thanks Joe [​IMG] Yes, busy. It keeps me sane...er...no, actually, it keeps me insane. hehe That saying about idle hands is so not true for me...if I had more, I think I'd actually get some sleep. [​IMG]
     
  6. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Julie! How are the little ones doing? Any chance you can post some pics? [​IMG]

    -Eric
     

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