raw belly on 11 day old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newtothis2011, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. newtothis2011

    newtothis2011 In the Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    anyone know what causes this or what I should do??

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would wash her up (mild soapy water is fine, or a little Betadine or peroxide, well diluted) and see what is under there. Then an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin would be good if the chick has raw skin or a sore. Just be sure there is no "caine" drug in it, such as benzocaine, cetacaine, etc. Neosporin with pain reliever is fine.

    I am wondering if this is an "infected belly button" (oomphalitis.) If not, perhaps there is something in the chick's environment that it is rubbing its belly on.

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