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UPDATE MON9/13 Chick hatched Sunday & bum is not right

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by afishel, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this lil chick hatched out Sunday and its bum just isnt right ! and now monday it hasnt changed any except it is dry now?
    I dunno if I can fix this or if it will stay like this or correct its self?? I just dunno ANY ADVICE???

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That's it's belly button. It's an outee, don't do anything to it. If it's bleeding, it could bleed to death. (then you do something about it) Once the yolk finishes absorbing, it usually heals. As long as it's dry it should be OK.

    Sometimes other chicks will peck at it so it's best to keep it a bit isolated if possible.

    Good luck.
     
  3. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks I did keep it seperate till the chick dried and fluffed out it is now hid in all the down
    it has been in with all the other 14 babies since last night I did watch them for a awhile and they didnt notice it!! thank goodness!
    baby is fine it still looks the same except the spot is all dried out!
     
  4. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is my baby now and I am worried that it is not pooping I dunno for sure it is smaller than some of the chicks that were born after it! It is a standard chick NOT A bantam!
    it does eat lil bit and moves around but also SLEEPs ALOT!
    I am sure it did not take in all the yolfk before it was born but it is dry now I dunno what I can do or if any poo is getting out around or through this??


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