Umbilical cord on chick

Chelseamama

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Hello i have a baby chick that hatched this morning under my hen and it still has an umbilical cord attached. Its not looking to healthy either what can i do? I will post pics
 

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Chelseamama

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Nov 20, 2020
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That looks like a ruptured unabsorbed yolk sack. You can try keeping the chick in a clean, warm environment and slathering it with antibiotic ointment, but sadly the prognosis is not good.
I am gonna put it in an incubator by its self. Can i tie it off and cut it
 

ackie

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I am gonna put it in an incubator by its self. Can i tie it off and cut it
It's not like a human umbilical cord. The whole thing is supposed to end up inside them. If you've hatched other eggs, you'll notice that they didnt leave a similar thing behind... that's because theirs absorbed all the way and is inside them now.
 

Chelseamama

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So mama took it off and ate it. I gave it water and i am soaking alittle food. I just found out this baby have 5 toes. I am wondering what are the odds it lives?
 

JDGreene

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Your mama must have been awfully hungry to eat that!

It is going to need energy. Here is a recipe for the next few days. It is lacking vitamins though. You may have to give it with a dropper. Put some antibiotic ointment (without the pain medicine in it) or vetericyn on it for the next few days.
 

Chelseamama

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Nov 20, 2020
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Your mama must have been awfully hungry to eat that!

It is going to need energy. Here is a recipe for the next few days. It is lacking vitamins though. You may have to give it with a dropper. Put some antibiotic ointment (without the pain medicine in it) or vetericyn on it for the next few days.
Lol she is a new mother hen. And i will go to store and get electrolyte
 

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