Bloated chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Haviris, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    One of my chicks (12 days old) seems off today and his belly seems bloated, what do you think is wrong and what can I do?
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    What has it been eating? drinking? are you giving vitamins in the water? What does its poo look like?
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    I am wondering if this one was hatched with an incomplete absorption of the yolksac or navel or such that might have allowed a bacterial infection?
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Have you checked its bum for pasty butt? Make sure its clean so it can poo!
  5. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    It does not have pasty butt, and the yolk was completely absorbed when it hatched. It seemed completely fine until today. I don't know what the poop looks like because I haven't seen it poop today, I don't see any that looks abnormal though. It is eating medicated chick started, and is not getting vitamins in the water. It's belly is still bloated, but it seems alittle better right now.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2008

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