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

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    chicks are hatching too early and not fully closed. experiences?
     
  2. RoxyBird

    RoxyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steri-Strip 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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