something 'meaty' protruding below the vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amyklinkhammer1, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. amyklinkhammer1

    amyklinkhammer1 New Egg

    Apr 13, 2011
    I just got my first batch of chics yesterday and have been out to check on the chicks every 3 or 4 hours or so. Tonight I noticed something on the butt of one of those chicks and was thinking maybe the chick had 'pasty butt'. After running his rear under lukewarm water I noticed that it was not pasty butt after all. I dont know what it is. There is a protrusion of something dried up and meaty looking about 1/8 in below his vent and I dont know what to do. If I didnt know better I would think it was an umbilical cord. Please someone, help me. I am new at this and dont want him to suffer. Thanks!
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    How old is the chicke? It could very well be the umbilical cord. Sometimes there will be a yolk sac attached to it also. since your new, yuo can't post pics yet, but I would venture to guess thta yolk sac/umb cord.


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