Is this the umbilical drying up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fox, May 3, 2009.

  1. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the chick hatched we didn't notice anything. I didn't even notice the next day, but, today, I thought maybe it had pasty butt as I saw something on the tail end feathers. When I got her out, I saw that her vent was clear, but there was just some mess on the feathers just a bit lower. As I swabbed it away I saw the little drying reddish, bubbled looking stuff. It is dry and firm. I just want to be sure that is what it is and if there is anything special I should do? This is on a Silkie chick. She is now 2-1/2 days old.

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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    ***bump!***
     
  3. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm bump-u-lump-ing it again... I want to know the answer.

    Come on you hatch-a-holics... someone needs your help![​IMG]

    Calling Super Hatcher~!
     
  4. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the bumps! I was sure someone on here would know right away what that was!! I hope someone does. It is a concern when you aren't sure what it is and if you're supposed to be doing something for it. I just want to make sure she is ok.
     
  5. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she?
     
  6. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    I have had three chicks do that, all of them are wild and running around today, I think it may have been a bit of the yolk sac that didn't absorb... Someone here has to know the technical term for it though.
     
  7. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She seems fine and healthy right now... I just see that spot and of course worry! LOL!
     
  8. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, that is what I thought it might be, but I didn't know for sure and I didn't know if there is something you're supposed to do, like swab it with something to keep it clean or just leave it be.
     
  9. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    Quote:Well, that is what I thought it might be, but I didn't know for sure and I didn't know if there is something you're supposed to do, like swab it with something to keep it clean or just leave it be.

    Honestly I just left it and checked a couple time everyday, if it starts to look bad then I would really start to worry, but in all reality it looks pretty much ok right now!
     
  10. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, that is what I thought it might be, but I didn't know for sure and I didn't know if there is something you're supposed to do, like swab it with something to keep it clean or just leave it be.

    Honestly I just left it and checked a couple time everyday, if it starts to look bad then I would really start to worry, but in all reality it looks pretty much ok right now!

    Thanks... I'll just keep an eye on her then!
     

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