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Umbilical Cord?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by belugagaga, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. belugagaga

    belugagaga Out Of The Brooder

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    I just realized my week-old JG chick as a tiny black scab under it's vent. The chick is very active, and one of the biggest of the groups. He ( I think so from feather sexing) looks very healthy and eats and drinks fine.

    is that a problem? will it fall off soon?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] If it's an umbilical cord then it should fall off in a few days. :)
     
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  3. belugagaga

    belugagaga Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok :) I didnt notice it before, can it be dried poop?
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  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say umbilical cord, dried poop should be closer to the vent.

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    An example from the internet of an umbilical cord still attached.
     
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  5. belugagaga

    belugagaga Out Of The Brooder

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    looks about right to me. hope it falls off with in the next few days. it is dry and scabby, do I need toput anything on it? The other chicks are not picking at it
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, as long as the other chicks aren't pecking at it you should be fine.
     
  7. belugagaga

    belugagaga Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure enough It's gone
     

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