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Protruding, dry navel

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Hi,
I might just be being a worry wart, but I received my first ever chicks today and one has a dry, protruding navel. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to help her along?

Thanks

post #2 of 3

Are you sure that that isn't poop stuck to her feathers?

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srk
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post #3 of 3
Leave it alone and it should heal up. If it looks like it might be getting a infection you might consider a antibiotic cream (without pain killer) and possibly a antibiotic added to water. After treatment give probotics to restore beneficial bacteria into her system.
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