mass on chicks underbelly?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kmatt87, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a cuckoo maran chick, about a wk old, that has a small, hard mass on her underside. Its about the size of a small grape and its "hip" level or so...there is also a small spot between the mass and the vent that looks almost like a tiny vent and it started bleeding a little tonight when i cleaned up her pasty butt.
    Has anyone ever seen this? I noticed that the other chicks had the same sort of hardness where the mass is on my maran, but it wasn't enlarged like hers. Nobody else has that tiny vent looking thing either....
    I'll try and get a pic if i can. I wouldn't have noticed either as much if she hadn't been damp from getting wiped down.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes their "belly button" gets irritated or inflamed, or doesn't dry up right away. Hopefully, a little Neosporin on it for a few days will settle it down. If you use a different antibiotic ointment or cream, just be sure there is no "caine" ingredient in it, such as benzocaine, cetacaine, etc.
     
  3. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. i didn't even think of putting that on her, i'll do that. Any idea about the mass thing?
     

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