Turken cross newborn has a strange issue.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yopeeps, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Yopeeps

    Yopeeps New Egg

    Jan 15, 2012
    Has anyone seen anything like this? I can't figure out what it is and not sure what to do about it. The chick is making an effort to stand up and move around but this thing is attached to her rear end. I wanted to wait until she was dry to take her out and really inspect but until then does anyone have any ideas? It is stripped but doesn't look look like poop and besides it would be way to much poop for a newborn. Could it be an undeveloped twin?

  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    Apparently this is the chick you helped out in your other post. It wasn't ready. That is the unabsorbed yolk. It is possible that the nutrients will be pulled into the body leaving a small sack that will eventually dry up and drop off of its own accord. I wouldn't try to do anything at this point except leave it be and wait and hope for the best.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    amen, it was NOT ready to come out of the shell. I hope it makes it.
  4. Yopeeps

    Yopeeps New Egg

    Jan 15, 2012
    I had that thought but I just had a second chick hatch on her own about 10 mins ago and she has the same issue but not nearly as severe. From my research I believe this to be a humidity issue because the second chick was totally free from her egg (totally on her own) but when I peeked at her, her rear end was still attached to the inside of the egg by a fleshy cord and she was pulling herself inside out.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012

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