Umm...dried poo string? Do I help?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick4smiles, May 3, 2011.

  1. chick4smiles

    chick4smiles Out Of The Brooder

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    My first two baby chicks hatched 24 hours ago and I have moved them to the brooder. Both have a dried poop string trailing behind them. Should I do something about this? I don't want them to be blocked and get sick...advice?
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Are you sure it's not coming from the navel area? THat's what it sounds like.
     
  3. chick4smiles

    chick4smiles Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my goodness...maybe. It's dark brown and coming from the rear-ish area. I should just leave them be, then? I noticed one stepped on the other string and it didn't "give". Sorry, I'm super new to this. First hatch ever.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like the "umbilical cord" so to say from the navel. If it is dry, you can snip it short, but don't pull it off. Might be good idea to snip short if it is long enough for them to step on.
     
  5. chick4smiles

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    Thank you so much for the help. I am LOVING this website!
     

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