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Chick Hatched With a Fluid Filled Sac (Not the yolk sac)...Picture Posted

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Patchesnposies, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    It looks like the skin around his tummy/rear and sort of toward his leg is filled with a clear fluid. He is as lively as can be and is just dragging it all around the incubator. I have put him into an empty incubator with a placemat on the bottom to keep him from snagging the sac. I am hoping it will absorb by itself.

    Anyone else had this happen? What was the outcome?

    Thanks!

    Patches

    I'll go take a picture and post in a minute.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  2. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    Here is a picture of the little guy. I didn't realize he had such an umbilical stump either.....I think I had the humidity too high at the end of this hatch. We are so dry here in southern NM, that humidity is a problem.

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  3. georgiayankee

    georgiayankee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chick with this same type of deformity. Just hatched earlier in the week...is he gonna be ok?? He seems healthy other than the protruding sac of fluid. he does seem a bit smaller than the others. I was wondering if it will absorb on its own or should I attempt to drain it?? Please let me know thanks.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    It could be mushy chick disease, here is an article about it ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis

    Good luck with your chick :fl
     
  5. georgiayankee

    georgiayankee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having this problem too! Whatever happened with yours @Patchesnposies @georgiayankee
     
  7. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Where is the fluid? I had a chick that had this on the shoulder (like at the top of the wing blade) and it went away after 48 hours.
     
  8. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi @RubyNala97, thanks for the reply. It's near her rear. I'm thinking Mushy Chick Syndrome. But, it's less fluid this morning than last night so fingers crossed she makes it!
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not very familiar with the mushy chick syndrome. The one I had was like a clear bubble that had fluid it in. It was a really rough hatch for the chick. And it did get smaller in 24 hours and then went totally down by 48 hours. So I really hope yours pulls through! I had read different things but I did not want to aspirate it or penetrate it for fear of infection, I just waited it out.
     
  10. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    @RubyNala97 I wasn't either, but my research says it likely is that in our case. We definitely don't want to drain it either!

    I'll keep you informed. It is really nice to hear about a chick who has pulled through from something similar!

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