What is it?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rookiechk, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. rookiechk

    rookiechk Out Of The Brooder

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    So I've been reading up quite a bit on my new baby girls, and with all the posts about Pasty Butt I decided to have a look at my chickies, and wipe off any dried poop around the area. While I was doing this I noticed that all of them had a small, black hard thing sticking out beneath their vent. What is this? I'll try and get pictures tomorrow. I wanted to let them rest. They weren't too happy about the butt wiping. : [​IMG]
     
  2. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably the chick's umbilical cord. Don't try to remove it, you could kill the chick. Just leave it alone and it will fall off on its own in a few days.
     
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  3. rookiechk

    rookiechk Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't mess with it. The chicks all seem happy and healthy. Since they all had it I figured it was supposed to be there. :)
     

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