Any ideas -- burst abdomen on chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kim65, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

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    This was a splash Ameracauna about a week old. She appeared to be healthy and eating last night. I just found her this morning dead. Her lower rear abdomen is very distended and when I pressed on it, a thick yellow stinky fluid came out of an area a half inch below her vent.

    Her vent itself is clean and dry.

    They are all on turkey starter (because of the two poults), and yesterday I gave them a treat of goats milk soaked turkey starter. It is fresh goats milk that had clabbered over night.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Must not have absorbed all of it's yolk.
     
  3. Kim65

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    Even at a week old? Or more, she had lengthy wing feathers [​IMG]

    So the yolk sac can fester if it is not completely absorbed?
     

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