Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MinniesMomma, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. MinniesMomma

    MinniesMomma Songster

    Apr 22, 2018
    Caldwell Tx
    My Coop
    Please excuse the blurry picture, but it is hard to take a picture of a wiggly chick with only two hands, and I can't find a pair of readers to save my life. Is that greenish lump on my chick's behind the umbilical cord or pasty butt? The chick is 5 days old, does not seem to have any problems, and I have soaked it's hiney with a damp paper towel, but nothing is coming off. I don't want to pick at it, will it come off on its own or is there something else I need to do? 20190218_204958.jpg
  2. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

    Feb 19, 2017
    Charlotte, NC
    With the blurry pic, that looks like poop stuck on feathers, the vent is up higher and looks clean.
  3. Kelliejanine

    Kelliejanine Songster

    Jan 5, 2019
    Southern California
    Looks like the umbilical cord. I made the mistake with one of my first chicks thinking it was pasty butt and cleaned it off and it started bleeding. Luckily the chick was fine. My chicks umbilical coed was black though not green
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Find your readers and try for another pic that's in focus ;)
    One of the best days of my life was when I finally got a real pair of mutlifocal glasses that stayed on my face all day long!!
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Definitely leaving it alone is needed. It will dry up in time.

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