two week old chick ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CrazyChickens09, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 two week old chicks; one still has a crusty bump on its butt where its umb. Cord was attached. The other chicks' was gone shortly after hatching. Should I be concerned and what do I need to do to treat it. It doesn't look infected or smell its just there. Thank-you.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I would leave it. Just like with real (human) babies, those things fall off when they're ready. Everyone progresses at their own rate. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jacobnlynn

    Jacobnlynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya, don't mess with it. I've had some hatch with open navels like that. The end with shrivel up and eventually fall off. Messing with it can open it to infection.
     

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