Newly hatched chick with a bubble tummy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenChik, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Songster

    Apr 10, 2010
    Kinsey, Alabama
    I have two newly hatched chicks. One has some sory of bubble where the belly button is and another one has a black belly button. What happened and what can I do?
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Sounds like temperature and humidity issues during incubation and also possibly bacterial infection.

    The best thing I've found to do for birds like this is to dust the navel of each with styptic powder plus tetracycline, and then give the birds tetracycline in the water for about 10 days if they live. If you don't have those, in a pinch very carefully dab neosporin ointment on the navels for now until you can get some tetracycline.

    It depends on how bad it is. They often can recover from this and be OK.

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