Chick with swollen abdomen about a two weeks old (PLEASE HELP) PIC

ILOVEFRIZZLES

Red Roof Hens
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I hatched out some blue marans eggs that I bought will out of four two of them had bad legs hopped when walked, they both died. The other two about two weeks old and today i noticed that there abdomen have swelled up, look like a chick does when first hatch. But this chick where fine and now has swollen abdomen. Can anyone help me save my chicks.

 
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annek

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Sorry I have no idea how to help you, can you post a picture and answer the sticky on this index. It will really help those more knowledgeable to help you.
 

purpletree23

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Do they have pasty butts? Are they (for lack of better term) backed up? If they do have pasty butts soak the little ones in warm water ( just their hind ends) and gently peel away the poop. I had to do this to my own and when they were able to go it was a mess. I just changed the water, washed them really well and dried them. I did put a little vaseline around their irritated areas. Put back under heat lamp and hope for the best.
 

purpletree23

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OH my God....I don't know. The only other thing I could think of is an infected yolk sack. Does it feel firm or squishy?
 

ILOVEFRIZZLES

Red Roof Hens
10 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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171
Hamilton Ga
one died last night have one left someone help payed $55 for these egg and only have one chick left don't what to lose it too.
 

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