umbilical cord?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LoreleisMama, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. LoreleisMama

    LoreleisMama Out Of The Brooder

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    under one of my chicks bums is a scab that the another chick has picked off. wondering what I should do. it bled just a little and it doesn't seem to bother her but it's still an open wound. worried about infections!
     
  2. LoreleisMama

    LoreleisMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm worried that not a soul has answered! I hope she'll be ok!
     
  3. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm not 100%, but I doubt that it's an umbilical. Maybe it just got scratched.
     
  4. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are not attached to a mother, so there would not be an umbilical cord, plus it would be in the wrong place if chicks HAD umbilical cords.

    Most likely a pasty poop that ripped some fluff out when the other chicks pecked at it. Try some ointment...salve, neosporin, etc. Should be ok.
     

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