We were cuddling Jesus this morning and discovered that he has an umbilical hernia! I hadn’t noticed it until now because I want tending to manhandle them, but I may needed Jesus cuddles today! I wanted to share with you what a minor umbilical hernia looks like!
Don’t worry, Jesus will be fine. Umbilical hernias can be serious, but this one is both very minor and healing very well. As long as the other chicks aren’t pecking at it, he should be completely perfect within a week. I’ve seen people make little incubators for chicks with developmental problems like this and splayed leg out of 20oz Coke bottles! Brilliant!
In his case, no treatment was needed and he sorted himself out all on his own. It is so nice when that happens.