Hatchling Bloody Umbilical - Help Please

Kyzmette

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I'm worried about this hatchling. She hatched on her own, but left a puddle of blood and has more bloody tissue than I'm used to seeing. Should I just keep her in the bator until it falls off, or does this look like something more serious?

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

BlessedFeathers

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I had one that looked like that hatch last year. I put it in the brooder in a big mixing bowl lined with a dish towel so that it was near the other chicks but separate to prevent picking. I put a little water dish in the bowl and sprinkled food on the towel too. It acted normal at first but the umbilical area never closed up and it died after about 4 days. The tissue didn't recede into the abdomen or dry up and fall off either. Maybe someone knows something that can be put on the area to make it dry up?
 

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Do a search for "mushy chick syndrome". You'll need to keep it *very* clean and if it's not already infected, it might live. If it were mine I would probably give it a very, tiny, tiny drop of Baytril 10%.

-Kathy
 

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I read somewhere that some people take a piece of dental floss and tie it around the blob to help the blob fall off, but I have not done that so can't offer any advice on how to do it. If I were to though, I would probably do it about 1/4" from the body.

-Kathy
 
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