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

  1. asherjasper

    asherjasper In 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 Songster

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    unabsorbed yolk sac?
     
  3. asherjasper

    asherjasper In the Brooder

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

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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 Songster

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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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