Cleaning navel of newly hatched chicks???

MarlyMonster

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Just wondering if you need to clean the umbilical stump of chicks after they hatch? What do you use for it, just regular old iodine solution?

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That's a good question. I don't worry about it unless the didn't absorb properly. For those with a nasty looking umbilicus, I will dribble some betadine or chlorhexidine on it.
 

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