Umbilical cord?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tadyergey, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. tadyergey

    tadyergey In the Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    Nokesville, VA
    My Coop
    Not sure if this is the right forum, but 5 of my 6 eggs hatched under my broodie and one of my americaunas was really lethargic and couldn't hold his head up. Got him to drink and he seems to be doing well after 1 whole day of life outside the shell.

    This little guy has was looks like an umbilical cord hanging from his fuzzy little butt. (kinda see it in the pic) What is it and should I let it fall off or try to remove it?

  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I would say leave it alone . Hopefully someone who knows more can help you. Maybe try the raising chicks section?
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    It's the "umbilical cord" and possibly a first poopy. I see that sometimes on my newborns. Better to leave it, it'll come off by itself.
    Congrats on your chicks!

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