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scab? below their vent

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by duncanthepumpkin, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. duncanthepumpkin

    duncanthepumpkin Hatching

    Jul 17, 2008
    i noticed that all 3 of my chicks (which i got yesterday) have lil scabs about a half inch under their vents. i think it might be from the vaccination? or maybe some sort of bellybutton (buttbutton?)? all three of them have it so im not too worried just curious.

    any one know?

    Oh and this is my first post and this is a video i made yesterday you can see that here :
  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    It's a "belly button."
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Okay, LOVED your video! How neat!

    The little scabs are probably just where the yolk sac was; nothing to worry about.

    You should get them onto something other than shavings for the first 3-6 days; some folks use paper towels or even an old bath towel. It discourages them from eating the shavings.

    They look happy & healthy - enjoy them!! [​IMG]

    OH! And, most importantly - [​IMG]

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