Day Old Chicken with Swollen Bottom Pekin Bantam

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bangobantams, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. bangobantams

    bangobantams New Egg

    Oct 23, 2013
    Is this an issue with absorbing the yolk? Chick was only 12hours old in this picture... seems bright enough and has had a drink of water. It's feathers seem sticky too, unlike all the others that have a lovely cover of fluff. The incubator seemed very stable, and this is the only one with an issue out of 5 chicks in all. Anything I can do for it?

  2. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2013
    I had a barred cochin bantam with this and in a few days he went mostly bald. I took him to the vet to make sure I didn't need to cull that whole brood and she said it was parasites.

    I treated them with a special dewormer from my vet and now he's just fine

    If I could I would have a vet run a fecal sample.
  3. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

    Jun 14, 2012
    Tasmania. Australia
    It may well be the yolk. I would just take a " wait and watch " approach . I had a silkie hatch with the swelling to one side. It feathered in and doesn't seem to have any ill effects from it.
    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG]

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