still attached to egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by doodle chicks, May 17, 2010.

  1. doodle chicks

    doodle chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my newly hatched chicks is trailing his shell behind him. It still seems to be attached so I am relunctant to interfere. I put him in the brooder a few hours ago, hoping the heat from the lamp would try it up and it would fall off - but it is still there. The others are hitching a ride on it as he drags it round. Weird. This is my first hatch so I am a bit worried. He is eating and drinking fine.

    Any thoughts? [​IMG]
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    if its a big piece of shell I might take some of the shell off but DONT detach it completely, it will dry and fall off, congrats on the hatch.
     
  3. doodle chicks

    doodle chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Will do.
     

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