Problem with my new baby

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jduffyscott, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. jduffyscott

    jduffyscott New Egg

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    I am a lurker, and have never posted before, but I enjoy this forum alot. This is my first time raising chicks. I just got my 7 new babies today and one of them has a scab with egg shell stuck to it on her butt. I washed her butt, but did not get to aggressive because the scab looks about the size a pea and I didn't want to hurt her. She is pooping fine... what should I do about the scab and shells? It is below where she poops from (vent?) I don't know all of the lingo yet, but this does not seem to be pasty butt. Help Please!
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is rooster shell? [​IMG]

    Sorry I couldn't resist. It would be best to post a pic.

    It might be the yolk still being retracted... that's my guess. In which case you should leave it alone, or I wonder if the shell should come off. Other's will know better than I.

    Thanks for joining us, and quitting lurking!
     
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  3. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the scab possibly the umbilical cord scab?
     
  4. jduffyscott

    jduffyscott New Egg

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    Sorry about the rooster shell thing.... my husband was talking over my shoulder...
     

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