Something hanging from my 2 day old chicks bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrygirl911, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2010
    Hi i recieved my chicks today and one of them has this little brown looking string thing hanging from its bottom and it is attached and will not come off what could it be
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    It is most likely a vein that was attached to the membranes inside of the egg shell... kind of like an umbilical cord. It should come off in a few days, or you can snip it off with a pair of scissors.
  3. tracyrene

    tracyrene Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2010
    Granite Falls
    Mine had that too. Looks like a thread? I left it alone and it fell off within the first week.

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