Chicks born with big stomachs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by floridachickhatcher, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2011
    i had a chick born yesterday and as soon as i saw him i knew he would die cause he has a really big stomach and he can barely walk because of it and right now he is laying down on his side and when they do walk their stomach just drags along the ground and i have had 2 or 3 born like this and does anyone know what causes this?

    I thought maybe they absorbed too much egg yolk? Or he just has a big lower body and a small upper body and doesn't have the strength to walk but i know he will die i was just wondering if anyone has had chicks born like this too

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