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Weird chick butt on newly hatched chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CherryBird, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. CherryBird

    CherryBird Hatching

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    Chick still in the incubator and moving about fine but I think something is wrong. It's bum looks egg-like, there's a little (umbilical?) cord thing coming out of it and a sort of dried up small raisin-type thing at the end of it. The chick doesn't seem distressed.

    Any ideas? Any hope?

    Thanks
     

  2. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Songster

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    It's probably just it's umbilical cord. Leave it alone and it should fall off in a few days.
     

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