Problem with my new baby

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

  1. jduffyscott

    jduffyscott New Egg

    Apr 1, 2009
    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

    Nov 19, 2007
    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!
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  3. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Is the scab possibly the umbilical cord scab?
  4. jduffyscott

    jduffyscott New Egg

    Apr 1, 2009
    Sorry about the rooster shell thing.... my husband was talking over my shoulder...

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