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

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    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?


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  2. Mickey Lou 04

    Mickey Lou 04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
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