Red Thingy again

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what the red spot looks like...


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    any idea?
    my mom was saying that the farmer said to clean them with a warm soft paper towel to get any egg to come off. i highly doubt this is part of the egg/shell

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  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a swollen navel, probably caused by humidity issues.
     
  3. thomaschickens

    thomaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks to me like it might be a small umbilical hernia. If you type in hernia into the search forum, you will get all kinds of information. One thing I know for sure though is to keep the chick separated until it's healed otherwise the other chicks will peck at it and could really hurt or kill her. Unfortunately I learned that first hand [​IMG]
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    X2. Put neosporin on it.
     

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