umbilical cord looks weird-help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LinckHillPoultry, May 9, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    When my gosling finished hatching and he kicked his shell off, he umbilical cord looked weird. It has a little blood, and it hasnt dried up, and he's been out for a couple hours. It looks a little weird towards the base of where it is. It is starting to make me wonder...

    Is it possible the stomach is slightly peaking out?!!

    Or not?

    Is there anything I should do so it doesnt bleed?
  2. ChinaChicks1

    ChinaChicks1 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    NE Oklahoma
    sounds like you're humidity might have been a bit can take a qtip and some betadine and swab it..that's what i do in cases like that.. if they aren't really bad anyway.
  3. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    In cases where there's bleeding I dab cornstarch on it to stop the bleeding.

    If the chick has yolk still out I would keep it moist and make a little barrier so that other chicks hatching will not disturb it and that goes for bleeders as well.

    Hope that it makes it.

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