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Any ideas what this bump may be ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ynmnav, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. ynmnav

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    Just bought 2 day old chicks. My daughter noticed this bump just below the chicks behind.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. ynmnav

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  3. Grub Digger

    Grub Digger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it didn't absorb all the yolk and that bit on the tissue paper is possibly the umbilical cord. Keep that area clean and watch for lethargy.
     
  4. Stephine

    Stephine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's their "belly button". Just like with babies it needs to be kept clean and left alone to heal - no picking at it, you can seriously hurt a chick. Watch and make sure it is not getting pecked by others, too.
     
  5. ynmnav

    ynmnav New Egg

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    Thank You for the responses !!

    As you can imagine, first time seeing freaked us all out. Glad to know its normal.
     

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