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Marble-sized growth under vent! WHAT is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by homeschooler, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. homeschooler

    homeschooler In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2012
    Does anyone know what this could be??? one of our 9 day old chicks has a large growth on his rear end. it has black pus-like stuff in it and looks like he's been chewing pieces of it off. it is marble sized and black. it's right under to the left of the vent. i separated him from the rest of the chicks. I started using vetericyn hydrogel spray on it. is there anything else i should do?

    thank you for your help!

  2. feathers_3

    feathers_3 Chirping

    May 18, 2011
    Eastern NC
    It could be unabsorbed yolk. I recently had a 4 day old chick that I noticed had an unabsorbed yolk and it is beginning to go away.

    It sounds like whatever it is may be infected, hence the pus. I would use an antibiotic ointment or spay and just keep it clean and dry. It's good that you separated it.

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