sore navel?

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  1. needmoresilkies

    needmoresilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie chicks are hatching! 4 are hatched but the fourth one hatched in less than 10 minutes and has a red thing where a bellybutton should be. I dont know if it is a sore navel and there is no blood but the chick seems ok. I appreciate any help! [​IMG]
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    if you need to keep her separate, someone used the botom of old milk jug for that purpose. KEEP the area DRY!
     
  3. WillowChick

    WillowChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you take a picture?

    Sometimes their umbilicus gets pulled during hatch when they separate from their egg if it's still fairly thick and not dried up all the way. I have had a few where it stayed attached for quite a while and pulled the egg around, making it a bit sore.

    Hope that helps!

    Willow
     
  4. needmoresilkies

    needmoresilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks for the help! [​IMG]
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I try and just let is stay attched some times the chick kicks around so much I just clip off the shell so it doesn't get worse.
     
  6. needmoresilkies

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    Oh it is not attached to the shell it is just a stub
     
  7. gimmie birdies

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    kay- keep it dry.
     

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