I have a chick that I'm afraid is sick, any help what so ever would be greatly appreciated. This
chick was one of the first to pip on the 27th of march, and last night, march 29th at around 12:40 a.m,
he finally hatched. First, his 'elbows' were swollen when he hatched. He also has sores, ALL OVER HIM.
He hatched with them, they were there when he came out of his shell. On his wing is
a giant cut, on his beak he has cuts, and on his elbows, he has cuts. His legs are splayed, which
i'm attemting to fix right now with a band-aid splint. He is desperately trying to stand, with-out any
luck. But please, can anybody tell me - could he have a disease? I need to know because he is
being housed in the same room with not only my other chicks, but my parrots. I put him in a paper towel
cup sort of thing, and he can now hold up his head, and is very eager to drink water. I'm trying to
avoid culling him, but I understand if it may be the right thing..
Edited by CluckyBoss - 3/30/12 at 7:42pm