HELP CHICKS UMBILICAL CORD SCAB PULLED OFF

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gababbay, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Gababbay

    Gababbay In the Brooder

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    I’m beating myself up right now while cleaning off pasty butt, I think I took the umbilical cord scab off. What do I do?! Please help I don’t want my babies to die. Is there anything I could put on it? It’s not bleeding but I feel AWFUL.
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Is this one chick or several? Do you have a picture of the area you were cleaning?
     
  3. Gababbay

    Gababbay In the Brooder

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    It was just one chick. She seems to be doing well, so all I can do it hope she makes it. It was her navel area.
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :thumbsup
     
  5. Gababbay

    Gababbay In the Brooder

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    Do you have any recommendations on what to put on it? Or just keep it cleaned and dry so it can heal?
     
  6. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Free Ranging

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    This just happened to me for the exact same reason yesterday. I put liquid bandaid on it and the bleeding stopped, I am not sure how safe that is but the chick is still alive.
     
  7. ChickNanny13

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    Keep it dry & clean.
     

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