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Wound of some sort on chick

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What is this on 2-day-old chick? Others are pecking it, and making it bleed. Sort of like a skin tag - a little lump.  Had to move this chick to its own brooder. Tried warm compresses. What should I do?

post #2 of 7

Where is it exactly? Can you post a picture that shows more of the chick's body?

Thanks! :)

 

By the way,

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post #3 of 7

If it is right at the base of the tail, it could be the oil gland, though don't think it should be brown like that. The oil gland secretes a substance that chickens will preen themselves with to distribute a protective coating throughout its feathers. 

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If it is right at the base of the tail, it could be the oil gland, though don't think it should be brown like that. The oil gland secretes a substance that chickens will preen themselves with to distribute a protective coating throughout its feathers. 

That's what I was thinking. The brown is very odd.

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post #5 of 7
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It's a little bit above the butt. 

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Is it here?

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post #7 of 7
When i had chick i worried too. Its the equivilant to what babies have. Am embilicol cord. I even tried wiping mones off as i thought it was pasty butt. I profusly apoiligised to my little chickiepoo
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