Newly hatched with protrusion from butt

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Buzzard Bluff, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Buzzard Bluff

    Buzzard Bluff Hatching

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    Help - new hatch (2 hours) and it has a small 1/4 inch dark red protusion from it's butt. Is there anything I can do?
     

  2. burquechick

    burquechick Songster

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    can you post a picture?
     
  3. Buzzard Bluff

    Buzzard Bluff Hatching

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    I will get the camera out and give it a try. Thanks
     
  4. Buzzard Bluff

    Buzzard Bluff Hatching

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    Excuse my total stupidity. I went out to get chick for picture (it is under hen) and after closer exam. saw that the protrusion is in front of vent. Assume it is it's navel - am I correct? I am a new kid when it comes to this hatching
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  5. burquechick

    burquechick Songster

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    Probably. Without seeing a picture, I can't be sure, but I think it is just normal umbilical cord swelling. Should go down in a day or two.
     
  6. Buzzard Bluff

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    Thanks so much, will keep and eye on it and post again if any problem.
     

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