I just hatched two beautiful healthy baby chicks yesterday, my first time! Today I was checking them out for any pasty butt to find what appeared as "poo" stuck to one of the chicks. I soaked it for like 30 mins with no success, kind of pinched it a bit to see if it was softening, rubbed it, trying really hard to gently get it off. It looks like it was tearing skin so I stopped, consulted my friend who hatched to then say it's the umbilical cord ((I can't believe I didn't know they had one, I even questioned that during my 30 min soak)) I really hope I didn't just injure my chick, do you think it will be ok? I dried it really well and it's in there pecking away with its friend- ugh I'm so upset with myself cause I just had a baby, I know all about umbilical cords and infections.