Chick with unknown growth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DiveJedi, May 17, 2017.

  1. DiveJedi

    DiveJedi In the Brooder

    Hi Everyone, I recently got my first batch of chicks from a hatchery, 25 little Plymouth Barred Rocks. I was having to deal with some "pasty butt" issues and in checking their vents for cleanliness I notice something different on two of them. It looks like there is something going on with their umbilical cords. (see pictures below). I can't quite tell if its the umbilical cord or not but it looks like a hard, dark red/black ball attached at the belly button. Has anyone had experience with this before? I want to catch it if its serious before anything happens. Luckily it is hidden in the down and on their underside so the other chicks aren't pecking at it. The chicks are still eating and drinking as normal and are not especially sensitive in the area but I thought if there was someone that had seen this before they'd be on BYC. Thanks folks!

  2. It just looks like the umbilical happens to have a scab. That doesn't usually happen, but it's perfectly fine, just keep an eye on it to catch any picking
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Do not pull it off.
  4. DiveJedi

    DiveJedi In the Brooder

    No plans to, before I started cleaning them I did some research to make sure I didnt mistake the belly button for poo. Thanks though!
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  5. DiveJedi

    DiveJedi In the Brooder

    Yeah I had read about it but couldn't see any photos that looked the same. Will keep an eye on them! :)

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