In the middle of a real normal successful hatch and everything is Peachy Keen. Lots of peeping, lots of unzipping & lots of healthy baby chicks jumping about. We have hatched tons of offspring so all is the norm. Baby Chick Dragging Around It's Shell by Farmer Connie posted Jun 22, 2017 at 10:42 PM Then we notice we hatched a chick who thinks it's a turtle! Poor little Barred Rock chick is dragging around a half shell. After it dried a bit we placed it in the toasty brooder with it's buddies with the attached half shell that we did not want to forcibly remove. We thought it would dry out and break off. 3 hours later it is still dragging it around!! Glued shell by Farmer Connie posted Jun 22, 2017 at 11:32 PM It thinks it's a turtle. We are about to cut it off with scissors. We don't think it will harm the baby Barred Rock. Clipping the Membrane by Farmer Connie posted Jun 22, 2017 at 11:32 PM It was the membrane glued to the butt of the baby rock! Have been hatching for a long time and still can't say "I've seen it all". Barred Rock with stuck on shell by Farmer Connie posted Jun 22, 2017 at 11:28 PM Never a dull moment. A day doesn't go by without learning something new. Baby Barred Rock 6/22/17 by Farmer Connie posted Jun 22, 2017 at 11:32 PM Poor little dude said thank guys and took a sip of water.. Gotta love it.