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3 week chick, something (scab?) on the tummy, weak overnight

post #1 of 4
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Dear all,

 

We recently hatched Brahma chicks for a friend under our broody.

 

2 of them died within 1-2 days and both had something under their vents - not on the vents but a bit lower, sort of like a large dried up scab. I think they had it since hatching, not sure.

 

Today I noticed another one with something very similar, a scab a bit lower than the vent (it's not stuck poo or anything I'm pretty sure). The chickie is very sad and weak, like when they are starting to get cocci. (in fact I gave him cocci treatment (Baycox) in water and then felt that thing on the tummy)

 

Could it be a serious problem? Anyone had something like this before? Is it possible to save this baby?

 

thanks a lot!

 

Irena


Edited by Dudu - 5/5/16 at 7:52am

Irena
Mom to Tilly; Greta, Annie & Robbie; Dudu, Shakti & Bindi; Richie & Co; Albert; Perkins, Lenny & Sister, Otto & Olivia, and many more sweethearts, plus bunnies (giants, dwarfs and my very own Peppi), Spike the Pug and Chilly the dynamite dog (LOL)...
Toting my karma on the island of Malta, a small dot in the Mediterranean Sea between Europe and Africa.

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Irena
Mom to Tilly; Greta, Annie & Robbie; Dudu, Shakti & Bindi; Richie & Co; Albert; Perkins, Lenny & Sister, Otto & Olivia, and many more sweethearts, plus bunnies (giants, dwarfs and my very own Peppi), Spike the Pug and Chilly the dynamite dog (LOL)...
Toting my karma on the island of Malta, a small dot in the Mediterranean Sea between Europe and Africa.

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post #2 of 4

Could you post pictures of the chick and scab?

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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post #3 of 4

Three weeks is a bit old for mushy chick disease, and I don't know if she could have had that,  but you may want to read this:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/omphalitis/overview_of_omphalitis_in_poultry.html

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot, unfortunately this afternoon the chickie passed away, I took a pic after I opened him/her up and I think it might be that infection described on the link. It was under the vent area, like a sack filled with this stuff. It wasn't smelling good either (e.g. hennies with salpingitis at least don't smell, but this thing had an odour, it was not the usual hard cheese stuff but something between hard and liquidy).


(click to enlarge)


Edited by Dudu - 5/6/16 at 7:39am

Irena
Mom to Tilly; Greta, Annie & Robbie; Dudu, Shakti & Bindi; Richie & Co; Albert; Perkins, Lenny & Sister, Otto & Olivia, and many more sweethearts, plus bunnies (giants, dwarfs and my very own Peppi), Spike the Pug and Chilly the dynamite dog (LOL)...
Toting my karma on the island of Malta, a small dot in the Mediterranean Sea between Europe and Africa.

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Irena
Mom to Tilly; Greta, Annie & Robbie; Dudu, Shakti & Bindi; Richie & Co; Albert; Perkins, Lenny & Sister, Otto & Olivia, and many more sweethearts, plus bunnies (giants, dwarfs and my very own Peppi), Spike the Pug and Chilly the dynamite dog (LOL)...
Toting my karma on the island of Malta, a small dot in the Mediterranean Sea between Europe and Africa.

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