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Any idea what this is?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MotherKocher, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. MotherKocher

    MotherKocher Out Of The Brooder

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    This little one took 3 days to hatch and he/she now has this thing on it. What is it? Should I do anything?
     
  2. Days poultry

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    It looks like the yolk did not absorb completly leave it and see what happens
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like the navel has not completely sealed after hatch. A dab of antiseptic cream or iodine on it to keep clean and it should be fine. Please do not pull anything in that area as it could cause a rupture in the abdomen. With time it should heal and dry up.

    Good luck with your baby, very cute :love
     
  4. MotherKocher

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    I don't have any pain free antiseptic but I do have Blu kote
     
  5. MotherKocher

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    Never mind, that is antiseptic. I feel smart...
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

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    I wouldn't use blu Kote on the navel area as it contains alcohol which can cause burning/stinging. If you don't have pain free cream I would keep it as clean as possible until you can get some. The antiseptic is just a precaution, a clean brooder and you should be fine.
     
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  7. MotherKocher

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    Well now I feel awful! I already put some on it [​IMG] I won't do it again and I'm keeping everything as clean as I can
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

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    Don't worry & don't feel awful :hugs
     

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