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Can I help him/her. . . ? sad pic

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bikergirl, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she is a day old, she won't/can't pull her legs underneath her. In the pics I wetted down her stomach so you can see it better


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  2. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Awwww, poor thing. She doesn't look quite right does she?

    I just last week had one that tried so hard to get up but she just couldn't & we had to cull her. I felt so bad! But it was just no way of a life for her. [​IMG]

    What are you going to do? Good luck!
     
  3. Chicky Tocks

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    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Awww [​IMG] Is this the pasty butt? I'm not experienced with chicks but have been reading voraciously because I intend to try to hatch a few.

    If it's the pasty butt I think you can clean the vent area. I dunno though, that looks pretty bad and it's belly is awfully swolen....cries...

    Hopefully someone who knows more can come along and give you some advice.
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Looks like she (just remember, ALL new babies are a she unless you really want a boy [​IMG] ) has spraddle leg. It can be fixed pretty easy at this age by holding her legs together under her with bandaids. Just stick them around the middle section of her thigh with the pad between her legs. It will make it pretty much impossible for her to stand for awhile so you can place her in a cup to hold her upright. Just be sure to get her out for exercise and make sure she can get to her food and water. Good luck. I have fixed a couple like this who are now healthy, egg laying adults. [​IMG] She is a cutie!!!
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I thik the spradle leg is the least of your problem that can be fixed with some tape and time. I more concerned about the belly. The belly button looks pretty aweful.
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Actually the belly button doesn't look that bad. Just a rough navel that looks worse because you wet it. That will dry up and fall off. Don't try to remove it yourself!!! My vote is, with a bandaid and some TLC this baby has a fighting chance.
     
  7. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicky Tocks its not pasty butt (I wish it was) that is her belly button. Its like the yoke never made it all the way in
     
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:Yeah, it is called a rough navel. It does happen sometimes and seems to go along with other problems....like spraddle leg. Did you have some humidity issues while hatching? That always seems to cause my issues. There are some who will suggest you just cull her because you don't want weak chicks....however, I am one to give them a chance if there is one.
     
  9. kriswester

    kriswester Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like,the area of her belly button or where the yolk was absorbed might be infected it's so red. I had one like that and dabbed antibiotic ointment on it. You have to make sure it doesn't get dirty cuz' everything will stick to the ointment,but it worked for me. If she's not pulling her legs under her I have to wonder how bad the infection is. It's probably pretty sore... Good luck with her!
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  10. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    luvmychicknkids it looked that bad be 4 I wet it down. I dont think she is going 2 make it. shes doesn't drink on her own or eat, I have to put it in her mouth
     
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