Chick with birthmark or something red between the eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aberfitch, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to check on my newly hatched chicks and found one to have a red birthmark or scab between its eyes. I didnt get to inspect them before putting them in the brooder so I don't know if it was there before. Its not bleeding just red and dry. I put some ointment on it for now. Has anyone seen this before?
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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  3. TimeMist

    TimeMist Out Of The Brooder

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  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Umm, could it be it's comb?
     
  5. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are some pictures

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    I havent seen anything like it.
     
  6. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it have gotten burned by the heating element in the bator??? [​IMG]
     
  7. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no the heater is about 15 inches above the bator. the chick is only a day old. the baby can't jump yet.
     
  8. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    Does it act like it is in pain? I have never seen this either!
     
  9. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a fungus?
     
  10. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it flinches if i touch it ...to apply ointment. other than that acts like a baby chick
     

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