umbilicol cord infection?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happybirds, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. happybirds

    happybirds New Egg

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    I have 4 day old chicks and one of them has a a problem with it's umbilical cord area. It is fleshy, red and swollen. I do not know if it is an infection. Is there any thing I can do?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would put a bit of Neosporin on it, or whatever antibiotic ointment you have. Be sure it does not have a "caine" drug in it, such as cetacaine, benzocaine, etc.
     
  3. happybirds

    happybirds New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice. I will give it a try.
     

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