2 wk old chick w protruding navel - picture

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emkawa, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. emkawa

    emkawa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2016
    Minnetonka MN
    My Coop
    This chick is two weeks old and has a crusty protruding navel - do I need to treat this in any way ? She seems to be growing - eating and drinking fine. I just don't want it to become a problem. - this pic was taken when I first got her home but there has been no change in its appearance [​IMG]
  2. sophiejane

    sophiejane New Egg

    Mar 15, 2017
    I've had this happen before. The navel eventually disappeared and the chick grew into a healthy rooster with no issues. As long as it isn't infected (which it shouldn't be), it should be fine. Trying to remove it is dangerous and could cause an infection - you should just let it fall off on its own.
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