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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dudu, May 5, 2016.

  1. Dudu

    Dudu Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2016
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Could you post pictures of the chick and scab?
     
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  4. Dudu

    Dudu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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).

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    Last edited: May 6, 2016

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