Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Firearia, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    On my little chick's stomach there is a tiny string dangling. It's not from the vent I know. But anyways I didn't want to tug on it so I got a tissu with water and tried to get it off. After a while I pulled on it lightly, I think it was attached into the chicken. There was a scab like object on it's stomach, what should I do??? Please help!!! [​IMG]
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Evidently this is a newly hatched chick. It's the umbilical cord and it will absorb. This is quite common, just leave it alone.
  3. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    All I can say is Whew, it sounds like something not so serious, according to the above! I was worried and it is not even my chick! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010

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