Bump on chicken's butt - Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by clarkechick, May 28, 2011.

  1. clarkechick

    clarkechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 2 day old buff orp who had some poo packed on her butt. I washed it off with warm water and discovered a weird bump on her below her vent. It looks like a growth - a wort or something. Someone please help!! I don't know what to do. I almost tried to pick it off while washing before I realized it was attached (or so I think).

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  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell from your pic, but it looks like a protruding part of the vent. Don't pick it off! I'm sure she will be fine.
     
  3. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its the umbilical stump. It will fall off on its own. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Looks like the belly button to me [​IMG]


    It is where the yolk was attached before hatching - it is rather noticeable the first week or 10 days usually.


    It is fine [​IMG]
     
  5. clarkechick

    clarkechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You can clearly see the vent in the picture, but the bump is quite a bit below it. This ubmilical stump suggestion sounds like the ticket! Glad I didn't get to aggressive with it.
     
  6. clarkechick

    clarkechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you thank you! I never would have noticed it if I hadn't been down there washing off the pasty poo.
    You guys are awesome. I really appreciate it![​IMG]
     

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