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URGENT A baby chick 5day old has jell discharge and screaming all day and night.

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Hello and I am hoping for experts in this matter it's a feather foot chick hatched without feathers and has a ball were his belly button.
He never eats with his siblings and has paisty butt , and now I started feeding him with a serringe yogurt and egg yolk , and today I used a baby bird mix .
I use running water to remove the past on his rear, then suddenly his big ball on his bellybutton pealed off then something brown jelly like came oozing out of his belly button it smells like egg white.
I can't take him to a vet now or tomorrow because its closed on Friday.
What should I do I'm afraid to hold him after that and the jelly substance I'm afraid it will harden.
Everytime he squeak it comes out.
I can post a picture of him.[IMG][IMG]
post #2 of 9
Ive never have seen anything like this before. The best thing to do is to keep cleaning it. DO NOT try to perform any type of surgery or medication without a vet.
post #3 of 9

has it had any chick gravel because if not you might need to try that because chickens are like ​ they need rocks to digest food :)

post #4 of 9

I have no idea what that could be!  It looks and sounds miserable!  At 4 days old he/she doesn't need grit because you aren't feeding foods yet that need the grit to grind it.  Chick food is designed to be digested without it.  

post #5 of 9
It sounds to me like unabsorbed yolk? Perhaps it hatched prematurely since it doesn't have the normal fluffy down. If that's it, I really do not like this chick's chances. If the umbilical area is open and dripping yolk, it is ripe for a massive infection.
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It sounds to me like unabsorbed yolk? Perhaps it hatched prematurely since it doesn't have the normal fluffy down. If that's it, I really do not like this chick's chances. If the umbilical area is open and dripping yolk, it is ripe for a massive infection.
I'm not sure but it looks like it these breed we have has a defect in their gene this is their third batch only 3 survived.
And the first batch one had a beak defect this one his feathers.
He's 6days old but he died the next day that was egg yolk in him poor thing :, (
Anyway hes in a better place now he was suffering from the day he hatched.
I thought he's a featherless chick .
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post #8 of 9
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Hello he hatched at day 22 they all are fully grown but this one has a defect just like his other sibling with a defected beak.
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Originally Posted by Jensownzoo View Post

It sounds to me like unabsorbed yolk? Perhaps it hatched prematurely since it doesn't have the normal fluffy down. If that's it, I really do not like this chick's chances. If the umbilical area is open and dripping yolk, it is ripe for a massive infection.
post #9 of 9
Oh poor baby.... I'm sorry for your loss. These babies snag our hearts quickly!
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