what's the scab on my chick's bum

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hillbillychickens, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. hillbillychickens

    hillbillychickens New Egg

    Apr 27, 2011
    one of my pullets had a scab looking thing next to its rear and we pulled it off and now it kinda gross and wet looking. Is this normal, and is this a bad thing?
  2. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    more than likely, it was impacted/crusted chicken poo.

    i rip them off like a bandaid (only had one with this batch, though). if you don't take it off, they cannot poop
  3. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2010
    It could have been a bit of dried unabsorbed yolk sac. It would be located below the vent, if this were the case. If what your chick has is below the vent, I wouldn't pick at it anymore. I had one with a yolk "button" last summer, and she was fine. She either absorbed it or the residual bump dried and fell off like a scab.

    Here is what it looked like.

    Edited to add that you might want to but some betadine or something on the wound, to keep it from becoming infected.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011

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