Are chicks supposed to have a small red nubby thing...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redhen, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    under their tail..towards the belly area, after they are born? she had something slimy hanging off it also..is it the umbilical cord? i didnt notice it on my quail chicks....its a few centimeters long...and tissue red...it doosent look good...will she die? thanks for any info, Wendy [​IMG]
     
  2. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be an umbilical hernia? I had one that had it like that and it didn't make it. [​IMG] I guess it depends on how big it is. Is it up moving around and otherwise normal?
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    she seems okay...shes cheeping away in there...trying to get her footing still...ooh, dang! i hope she makes it![​IMG]
     

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