What is this? (photo)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by asherjasper, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. asherjasper

    asherjasper Out Of The Brooder

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    This is on my newest baby - he hatched a day later than all the rest. It's umbilical cord was attached for a very long time. It eventually dried up and fell off but this is left.
    He is pooping OK and seems generally well.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unabsorbed yolk sac?
     
  3. asherjasper

    asherjasper Out Of The Brooder

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    If it is - do i do anything about it?
     
  4. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope, leave it be. may need to cover it with a bandaid if other chicks peck at it.
     
  5. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it should resolve on it's own. a chick that my broody hatch had something like that and I just left it since I was doing 'natural childbirth'. [​IMG] Everyone turned out fine.
     

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