Chick w. a Sore

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TommyVT05, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Hello,

    Out of 8 chicks, if one has a sore, sort of like a red bump on its lower back, what does that mean? Will the chick strive normally?
    Currently, its not been able to stand. Hatched out about 6 hours ago...

    Any suggestions?

    Asking for a friend.

    Thanks!

    - Tommy
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just hatched chicks can have odd bumps and what not. I wouldn't worry till about day 2/3 as most those odd fluid filled bubbles/bumps and so on disapear by then.
     
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Might be the feather oil gland on her back. . . First time I saw one I thought it was a hideous parasite of some sort. . . . :eek:
     
  4. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    I dunno how to attach pictures here, but its basically

    A small red bump, pea sized red right above the feather gland, right just below the middle back and right in the center. Its a pea sized oval "red ring" and the center is the skin; a little abscess.

    Hummm...not to worry?

    - Tommy
     
  5. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Update:

    The chick is doing better, but its obviously smaller than the rest, and doesn't walk too well.

    - Tommy
     

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