~~New chicks, question....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 60ACRES, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    I got 4 new French Black Copper Marans yesterday! *my first chickens,.... ever!*

    One of them has something that looks like its sticking out of its butt.
    I was thinking it either had eaten something, and will not completely come out?
    Or that its where the Yolk Sack was attached and this will fall off?

    It almost looks like a dried thread about 3/4 of an inch long. I gave it a little tug, but its still there.

    Should i go ahead and try to get it out or will this fall off or come out on its own.

    Sorry I have no pictures, or a clue!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  2. valentinebaby

    valentinebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new chickens are 5 and 6 weeks old. I believe that yours may have what mine had when I brought them home from the hatchery - pasting. All I did was get warm (not hot!) water and a paper towel, dampened the towel in the water and slowly remove the dried yuch. I had to use my fingers to break up some of the clots, and constantly change to a clean portion of the towel, but it worked perfectly. I also tried to gently dry their fannies when I was done. If you had a picture it would be more helpful to other more seasoned BYC'ers!
     
  3. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Nope, not paste.

    If you ever had any stitches, thats what this reminds me of. The butt is clean & cute, this is dried, [​IMG]"crinckled" and sticking out.
     
  4. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could it be the umbilical cord?
     
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Sounds normal to me. Just keep the bum clean and it should go away. Good Luck and welcome to chicken addiction.
     
  6. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Quote:Well, thats what i was thinking, but I don't know where that attaches or if it does, or, well, anything! I don't know anything!
     

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