chick born with swelling between legs - what is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KLEWIS, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. KLEWIS

    KLEWIS Out Of The Brooder

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    Newly hatched chick has a clear swelling between its legs - almost as long and wide as your thumb. Made it walk with one leg splayed but was eating. Poop was a bright green. Next day didn't look good. I popped the swelling and fluid about the colour of diluted iodine came out - no smell. Seemed to help as breathing had become gasping . Hours later it had swollen back up so poked it again. Helped but died an hour or so later. Any ideas what it could have been or caused by?
     
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  3. KLEWIS

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    Thanks l think you are right, one of the photos looked just like my chick. We have had very hot and humid two weeks played havoc with incubator humidity. When chick hatched I noticed small bubbles on the cracked top before it emerged, at least I know.
     

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