another new problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bahamh, May 17, 2016.

  1. bahamh

    bahamh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a barred rock who just isn't thriving. I noticed a lump near her belly area. I'm not sure what it is or if this is causing her to not grow. She is now about 1/2 the size of our other barred that is the same age. I have been giving her probiotics and electrolytes. She eats a little and drinks, her vent isn't blocked
    I've mashed up hardboiled eggs and mixed in with the feed.
    Question is anyone know what this lump is and is there anything else I can try? We already lost 1 soon after we got them and i'm hoping not to lose another. Our 1st time with chicks we had 0 problems this time nothing but!
    I'm hoping this pic loads, I tried to get a good pic, her feathers are wet from me soaking her bum she had poop stuck to her(but not blocking the vent)[​IMG]
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Can't tell in the pic, but is it the umbilicus = belly button?

    You should also post under emergencies to get more opinions.
     
  3. bahamh

    bahamh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, unfortunately she died this afternoon. That's 2 chicks I've lost now from this batch. I have another that doesn't seem to be doing well either but doesn't seem to have the lump. I'll try the other forum also thanks again
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    So sorry about the loss, it's hard to lose them at any age.

    Hope someone under emergencies can help you with the remaining chicks.
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I'm truly sorry you lost her! :( do you think she might have had a infection causing the lump? Like a infection where the cord was? Never quite healing correctly?
     
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  6. bahamh

    bahamh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really sure about an infection. It was under the skin, there was no oozing and no smell so i'm not sure
     
  7. twinsmom6

    twinsmom6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry for your loss
     

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