Bump under the vent

ruetaylo

In the Brooder
Aug 17, 2019
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One of my chicks has had very minor pasty butt. When I cleaned off the vent today, I noticed that there is a hard bump about a centimeter down from the vent. Is this normal? The other chicks don’t seem to have it, though it’s hard to tell because I have only soaked the one chick’s rear.
She also has been pecking at it since I cleaned her off about 30 minutes ago.
 

ruetaylo

In the Brooder
Aug 17, 2019
6
3
11
You might be seeing the umbilicus. Careful not to disturb it. If it appears swollen and inflamed, smooth some antibiotic ointment on it. A infection there can kill a chick.
Thank you! I think you are right based on google pictures.
 

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