Dried blood clump near vent

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tracyree, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Tracyree

    Tracyree Songster

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    Two of my chicks, the barred rocks, have these round dried bloody stump like things between their belly and vent. Is this like a belly button of sorts, where they were attached to the egg? Is it normal to be like this?
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  2. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Songster

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    The vent is much higher..this looks like where the cord was
     
  3. Tracyree

    Tracyree Songster

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    Yes, it's not like right on the vent, about a centimeter towards the belly.

    Do I need to worry??
     
  4. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    It's Ok. Don't worry. Don't pick at it or pull it off. It's normal and will go away on it's own in a few days to a week.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    You're right, it's basically a belly button. Once in a while one will get infected, so you might want to just keep an eye on it. You will know there is a problem if you see pus or redness or swelling - it will be obvious. Most likely it will just try up and fall off like an ordinary scab.
     

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