Is it okay if I ripped the naval off of my chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by haileyeverhart, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. haileyeverhart

    haileyeverhart Out Of The Brooder

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    I mistook it for poop cause she has pasty butt [​IMG] There's a small hole now, I put antibiotics ointment on it, is that okay as well? I read it wasn't supposed to be a "black button" like it was. There's small specks of blood did I do something bad?
     
  2. haileyeverhart

    haileyeverhart Out Of The Brooder

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    Shes not very young, no more yolk, she has feathers on her wings already.
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Well, it's never 'okay' to rip the scab off a chick's umbilicus, and yes, it was a bad thing to do, but mistakes happen. Putting antibiotic ointment on it was fine as long as it doesn't contain pain relief and with luck it will scab over again quickly and heal up.
     
  4. haileyeverhart

    haileyeverhart Out Of The Brooder

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    No -caine ingredients, I checked before. I feel very stupid, but now I know. Thank you.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Sounds good! We've all made mistakes. Hopefully it'll heal right up and she'll be good to go.
     

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