Chicken belly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by homestead 101, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens just hatched, one of them has a big belly,is that normal
     
  2. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure, because I have never hatched chicks myself, but it does not sound normal to me. It could be that it is a bulge from absorbing the yolk before hatching. Does the chick seem to be acting normally?
     
  3. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably the crop full from absorbing all the yolk.
     
  4. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken is perfectly healthy and perky
     
  5. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had that before! Keep a eye on where the ombilical cord is. Make sure there is no infection. The one we had came out with a huge belly and we noticed the cord had gotten pulled out. But he grew to be a big healthy rooster. He kept the weird belly for about 2 months.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The belly should get a little smaller each day.

    -Kathy
     
  7. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't even see it today,he looks normal
     

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