Chick not standing with fat bottom

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amymboxer, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. What is it called when a new chick is not standing due to a fat bottom and what is it caused by. I have a chick that seems to have ok legs but it is butt heavy and cannot seem to stand upright yet. It hatched today earlier. It is a bantam golden campine. Seems to me that it hatched rather quick and hatched upside down. It self corrects if I recall right? I cannot find on the forum where I saw it. Legs are not splayed.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I'm guessing your chick has omphalitis. If that is so, your chick is likely to not survive.
     
  3. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hm it is not lethargic or anything and not really the bottom is fat just it seems too big for the chick and it does not stand upright. [​IMG]
     
  4. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually could be spraddle leg but it hatched one time. Hm.
     
  5. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like it is able to stand more upright now and getting its feet underneath it. It was like its fat bottom from the egg yolk absorbing was weighing down its back end. Now that is is more absorbed the chick is having an easier time getting on its feet. I will leave it in the brooder longer unitl it has its feet better.
     

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