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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
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    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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