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Is this something i should be concerned about?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Niamh, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Niamh

    Niamh Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!
    I'm very new to having chickens. We just received our baby chicks this morning.
    Earlier this evening I checked them all for pasty butt. When I noticed this on one of my
    Leghorn's that had a pasty butt. I cleaned and dried and applied olive oil

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    This weird looking thing underneath the vent. Is that something I should be concerned about?
    Thank you in advance for your answers.

    Sandra
     
  2. Cyan929

    Cyan929 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I am fairly new to chicks and chickens in general, but that looks like the umbilical cord stump. I read you can use a little alcohol to dry out, but eventually it will fall off.
     
  3. Niamh

    Niamh Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks. I will search for it and see what I can find.
     

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