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Bulging bottoms...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wangara, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. wangara

    wangara New Egg

    Aug 23, 2011
    Hi, we have some new baby chicks but some of them have developed a bulging bottom. I've checked and they aren't pasty, they seem perfectly clean, I'm just not sure what this is...some advice pls? See attached pic...[​IMG]
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    possibly ascites disease you could look this up on the net. [​IMG]
  3. brandislee

    brandislee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2011
    Southern Minnesota
    Go ahead and look up ascites, but I've noticed that many of my broiler chicks look that way, but never end up dying or getting sick. I don't know if it's normal, it's just been my observation.
  4. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

    Aug 22, 2010
    Mount Airy, MD
    What kind of chicks are they? They look like Cornish X. If they are, I think that is normal. It was for mine anyway.
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    My broilers always look that way. If they arent broilers or Cornish then I would be looking for something to explain it...
  6. hiker125

    hiker125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2010
    I have the same thing going on with an EE who is 2 1/2 weeks old, but she has runny poop. Not pasting up, but bulging behind (comes and goes) and runny poop. She is smaller than the rest, but seems OK.

    If she isn't a fast grower, could it be something else?
  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    I thought all my chicks looked like they were wearing nappies under their down [​IMG]

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