3 day old Pekin, swollen belly, constantly crying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mporter, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. mporter

    mporter New Egg

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    She started crying today. There is nothing I can do to sooth her. He belly is huge and hard and looks like she has a bald spot. She had a little pasty bottom so I have washed her with a warm cloth, soaked her bottom in warm water. I don't know what else to do. I have other ducks but I've never encountered this before. [​IMG]
     
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    mporter New Egg

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    I got her about 12 hrs after hatching and she was not like this. It just started today??? Her "belly button" is not red or swollen. It's a black little nub.
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    IMO I still think it could be that but the infection is inside the chick it really dosnt take a lot just to get a few germs inside the navel and then it dry up keeping it all inside. I would continue with the keeping it clean and dry. I do hope it's better soon.http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/htm/bc/204601.htm. I have found this on another thread about water retention and swollen chick belly hope it helps.
     
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