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Should I worry?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rebecca10782, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    When I was wiping her , I noticed that one of my day old chicks has what looks like a puncture on her bum. It looks like it is scabed over but I am worried. I can't figure how it happened, mabye while hatching?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Are you sure you weren't looking at what was left of the umbilical cord?
  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Is that what it is!? Because I was just cleaning them again and noticed more than one have the same thing. I just never realized they have umbilical cords. Well, you learn something new everyday. I feel dumb [​IMG]
  4. phoenix rooster

    phoenix rooster In the Brooder

    Oct 3, 2008
    Portland, OR
    same deal here, thought it was an injury/scab/pasting, but did some reading, and found it'll fall off sometime on its own.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Leave it alone...
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Oh of course, when I thought it was a puncture I was wondering whether I needed to put ointment on it.

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