What does it look like?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I had one assisted chick hatch a few minutes ago. she went 8-10 hours with no progression and she started getting weak..
    one thing right now I dont want to hear about how I shouldnt have done it or the chick is going to die, I have my own beliefs and I've had assisted hatches before where those chicks are actually stronger then the ones who hatched themselves... so please just stay on topic of my question!
    Thank you!

    Question - What does it look like if the chick's intestines are sticking out from where the umbilical is? can someone please post a picture if you have one?!

    The baby seems to be thriving and acting normal, She's resting now but doing good in every way... she just has a weird looking spot where the umbilical was. It has gotten smaller since she was hatched but it still kind of makes me nervous..

    TIA
     
  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Heres what the baby looks like...

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  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    any help please
     
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    It should draw up on its own and dry up like a belly button. As long as it is acting normally. I would keep and eye on it but leave it alone unless you see signs of infection eg. swelling pus-like drainage then I would put neosporin oint on it. Good luck with your chick. [​IMG]
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:So she's okay? I've never seen that in any of my assisted button hatches so Im kind of freaked out right now.
     
  6. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same thing happened to one of my chicks several hatches ago... it seemed I couldn't wait, cause it quit pipping, so i assisted it, it had a similiar cord and it eventually dried up and the other chicks picked at it and finally fell off. the chick went on to live a normal life. others had something similiar and eventually died... good luck with yours... [​IMG]
     
  7. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:Thank you! The baby is still down but she's breathing an chirpping so she seems to be getting stronger. She was totally exhausted when I helped her hatch! the lady I got the eggs from tells me that will happen when you shrinkwrap chicks.. So its clear to me that either my Incubator or my Hygrometer sucks and isnt accurate... considering this is the 2nd time in 3 hatches I've shrink wrapped chicks... so for now the rest of the eggs have we papertowls over them and I've gottn 5 pips since doing that so I guess its working!
     
  8. cuntryuppiechick

    cuntryuppiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had one make it, one not. I would keep the others away so they don't pull the cord and hurt the little one. I use a puffy washcloth and small bear for company and snuggling the separate one.
     
  9. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:Theres only one other chick in with her and she doesnt pick on her. everytime she moves away from the assisted chick she starts freaking out looking for her until the other chick snuggles back up to her.
     
  10. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Thank you everyone who helped me!! Here is the little chick named Miracle!! She got her name because she was down all night and yesterday morning and just in the snap of your fingers, she was up like nothing ever happened and she hatched herself!!

    Edit to say she's the one looking at the camera!

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