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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ILOVEFRIZZLES, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    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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    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  2. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    someone please help I don't know what is wrong with them.
     
  3. annek

    annek Songster

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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.
     
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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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.
     
  5. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    nope first thing I looked for. no poop stuck to there butts poop looks fine
     
  6. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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    Are they pooping?
     
  7. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    yep pooping fine evey poop while I was take the pic
     
  8. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

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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?
     
  9. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    squishy there umbilical shot is gone can not even see where it was.
     
  10. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    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.[​IMG]
     

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