Day-old chick yolk absorbtion trouble

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chloeonz, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. chloeonz

    chloeonz Chirping

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    Hi, i asked this question this morning but didn’t get an answer. One of my chicks that struggled hatching has a large belly, it was really swollen the day it hatched and could hardly walk properly with a huge thing between the legs.
    Today (day 2) swelling has gone down and its walking better but it’s still “the odd one out”.
    However, its running to mama hen when she clucks at food, its still a bit wobbly, and seems more sleepy than the others.
    Will it survive? I don’t think its to do with pasty bottom syndrome. Its eating and pecking things, walking, but seems a bit “off”. I had to touch water droplets to the beak as I don’t think it had drunk much. Not sure if its poo’d sorry.
    Here’s a pic of belly button, the best i could do sorry
     

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    Can you get a photo of her standing as well?
    The swollen belly could be an indication of infection. It's really hard to know what to do for her too - leave with Mom or remove her for specialize care since it a lone chick is harder to re-introduce.
    Where is Mom and the others set-up? Outside?
     
  3. chloeonz

    chloeonz Chirping

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    She’s doing much better, eating drinking and not wobbly now. Definitely the runt of the litter though
     
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    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    Glad she is doing better!
     
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