week old chick ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CrazyChickens09, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2009
    SC Kansas
    I have 13 week old chicks. The question I have is I have one chick where the umbilical attaches it has not healed up. It had the dried cord but DH clean the chicks' butt thinking it was pasty butt and now there is a hole with yellow and red stuff coming out.. What is the best way to handle this chick to make sure it heals up and not get infected?
  2. Mrs Clutterbuck

    Mrs Clutterbuck Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 25, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    It sounds like infection has already set in :(
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    It's very odd that it didn't heal after the cord dried up. To have more people look and give aid/opinions change your title to Chicks navel didn't heal.

    Clean it with iodine a few times a day and good luck.

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