Lump with blood and puss on two day old chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hxgumdrop, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. hxgumdrop

    hxgumdrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick hatched wednesday eveningand had a strange dry lunp on its tummy, today (friday) she started pecking it and its come loose and started to seep a bit. Should i be worried? Will this clear up on its own or should she go to the vet? [​IMG]
     
  2. RavenBlue

    RavenBlue Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that's the chick version of the umbilical cord stump, from where the chick ingested the last of the yolk and veins, it should dry up and heal by itself. I've had it with 2 chicks and it cleared up by the end of the week.
     
  3. hxgumdrop

    hxgumdrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other chicks are pecking it, is this an issue? I have seperated them for now but dont want to leave this one on its own for to long
     
  4. RavenBlue

    RavenBlue Out Of The Brooder

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    ooh probably best to keep it separate until it heals to prevent infection if they are pecking it.
     

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