Help with identifying this and what should I do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by UncleMike78, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. UncleMike78

    UncleMike78 In the Brooder

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    Please help me identify what this is on this one day old baby chick. It is right where his bottom is and it is fairly hard to the touch. Does anybody know what it is and what I should do with it? See attached photo please.
     

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  2. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Looks like unabsorbed yolk to me. Hold on, I'll call some folks in @WVduckchick, @KikisGirls
     
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  3. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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    Yes, that is what it looks like. Wait for someone more knowledgeable, but in the meantime separate her so the others don't peck it. It should dry up and fall off on its own.
     
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  4. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Oh, and by the way, WELCOME!! :welcome
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Looks like external intenstines to me. The yolk should be at umbilicus if that is the issue. This looks like the vent area. does the chick have a visible vent? Is it pooping?
     
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  6. UncleMike78

    UncleMike78 In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  7. UncleMike78

    UncleMike78 In the Brooder

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    No it hasn't pooped yet. It looks like it wouldn't be able to with this thing attached.☹️
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    If that's the case, and you can't see a vent, this IMO confirms that it's intestines. That being the case, you should cull it.
     
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  9. UncleMike78

    UncleMike78 In the Brooder

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    Cull it??
     
  10. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Songster

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    Yes culling it would be best. Sad but most likely would die anyway.
     

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