vent? umbillical cord?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MattMansChickens, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i read that cickens have an umbillical cord, is it under their vent, a little black tube, looks like a poo? i thought a bird had a pasty rear but its the only one, and the cord was the only thing there. what is it? it was right below the vent.
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, their cord is located under the vent. Just leave it alone and let it fall off on its own (it should once they are a few days old


    best wishes,

    laura
     
  3. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, under the vent close to the legs.
     

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