Help, what is this on my chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mainechicks, May 27, 2012.

  1. mainechicks

    mainechicks In the Brooder

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    Hello, finished cleaning my chicks pasty butts and noticed one of my chicks has a bloody black thing on her bottom? She is picking at it...what is it? What should I do?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Can you post a pic of it?
     
  3. mainechicks

    mainechicks In the Brooder

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    Yes, Here is a picture. [​IMG]
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    I can't tell for sure from your pic, but it looks like her navel. That's where the cord was attached when she was in the egg. I had a similar thing with one of my chicks once. It healed up within a few days.
     
  5. mainechicks

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    Thankyou! It looks like a little attached blood clot.
     
  6. akashia26

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    didn't quite seal up all the way before she hatched. it happens. don't worry too much.
     
  7. sumi

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    It'll come off by itself. Don't fiddle with it!
     
  8. mainechicks

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    Thank you!!
     

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