Any ideas -- burst abdomen on chick

Kim65

Songster
10 Years
May 29, 2009
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Washington state
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.
 

Kim65

Songster
10 Years
May 29, 2009
625
11
131
Washington state
Even at a week old? Or more, she had lengthy wing feathers


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

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