anyone stitched up an umbilical after hatch?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rosegal, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2008
    Tustin, CA
    chicks are hatching too early and not fully closed. experiences?
  2. RoxyBird

    RoxyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2012
    No experiences here- but I wonder if you could snip a little of the baby fuzz away and use a wound strip or butterfly closure? They fall off on their own- no stitch removal necessary.

    Stitches are great for mature skin, but I'd be concerned about putting stitches in a baby chick. Might cause tissue necrosis if you don't get the tension right- or infection if the thread isn't sterile (or the correct type). External correction is probably a safer bet.

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