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When does the umbilical cord come off?

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I have a week and a half old silkie and its umbilical cord is a crusty glob is this normal?
post #2 of 6
Could you post a pic? Is the chick healthy as in eating and drinking and acting normal?

If it's on the umbilical area it could indicate mushy chick disease (infection) otherwise it could be pasty butt, where poop has got stuck on the vent.
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It's a silkie so I hope you can see it.
post #4 of 6
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It's healthy runs with the other chickens and plays. Defiantly isn't bugging it.
post #5 of 6
Looks like poop that has got stuck to the chick fluff to me. Cleaning it up should stop any more being added to it. Looks like quite a glob so you may have to soak it. I've found a wet warm water cloth pressed onto the poop helps dissolve it.

Good luck with your silkie.
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post #6 of 6
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Thank you! I wasn't sure what it was but I knew it was close the the umbilical cord. We have 26 different kinds of chicks anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks.
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