Baby Chicks Just Arrived...scab below vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blueheaven, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was checking for pasting up - and on one chick I noticed a scab (what looked like a hard ball of poop) under the vent. Thought it was dried poop and started trying to pick...it was attached to the skin and started to bleed a bit.

    Any ideas what it is?
     
  2. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My money is that it's a wound.. [​IMG]

    I'd just let it heal and make sure no one pecks at it.
     
  3. tree13ag

    tree13ag Out Of The Brooder

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    ours had this...we thought....umbillical cord?
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It's probably the umbilicus; where the cord was attached. If they hatch and it's not dried up, it's called a "rough navel" - it'll soon dry completely & fall off. Nothing to worry 'bout...don't pick at it, though. [​IMG]
     
  5. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for all your help.
    i did notice both had them on there.
    i have 10 chicks - it is either the barred rocks or australorps that have it on there.

    will not pick at it!!!
     

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