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Worried about chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Memphreman, May 1, 2016.

  1. Memphreman

    Memphreman New Egg

    May 1, 2016
    Hi everyone!
    I just received my very first chicks today! I'm might just be a worried new parent, but one seems to have a protruding navel. Is this normal? [​IMG]
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    Sometimes a chick's navel will not fully heal before it hatches. Just leave the chick's navel alone (and see that the other chicks leave it alone) and it will eventually fall off. As long as the chick is acting normal don't be concerned. Hope you have good success with your first chicks!
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Xs 2, it actually looks to me like a little hard dried cord leftover and that will fall off eventually.

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