Belly button on 5 day old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kgwhisler, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. kgwhisler

    kgwhisler New Egg

    Apr 24, 2017
    I saw a small crusty scab below the vent. I thought it was dried poop so I picked it off and it drained quite a bit of clear fluid. Now after referring to this site I think it was the belly button. Do you think I did any damage to the chick. Will it make it dehydrated?
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Hi [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    I don't think it would make her dehydrated. Just keep an eye on her to make sure she is eating/drinking well.

    Also watch the place where you took off the scab to make sure it's not oozing, inflamed or showing signs of infection.

    Let us know how she is doing.

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