Duckling has weird bult???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vic19, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. vic19

    vic19 New Egg

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    My 11 day duckling has like a weird small crust sticking near to his tail & popping hole. (It's definitely not the yolk sac) he looks healthy and he's growing up fast but what that might be??? Please help, i have grown attached to this little guy
     
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it might be where the duckling was originally attached to the yolk sac before it was absorbed. It's kind of like a belly button. It just may be more obvious on that duckling than the others.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    X2, it's the umbilicus. Whatever you do, DO_NOT_pick at it! Doing so could expose the inside of his belly which would probably result in death.

    -Kathy

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  4. w2teals

    w2teals Out Of The Brooder

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    I second (third) that opinion. It is the umbilicus. Two of my five newer hatchlings had it very obvious like that in their first few weeks... the other three didn't. Leave it alone and it will fall off/heal on its own, no worries.
    Welcome!
     
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  5. vic19

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    Thank you so much guys!
     

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