Floppy chick with inflamed umbilical.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Redhead Rae, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    And the other chicks are still too wet to take out of the incubator.
     
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    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    :thumbsup You are doing what you can! If the chick makes it to three days old they are usually fine. Organ problems crop up in that time.

    Watch for pasty butt!
     
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    Always!
     
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    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    How we doing so far Rae?
     
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  5. Redhead Rae

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    Still about the same. Every time I check. The chick is on it's back under the heater plate. So it isn't moving well.
     
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  6. Redhead Rae

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    The chick is less floppy now. Didn't find it on its back this time and the umbilical looks less inflamed. Still weak, not walking properly, but holding its head up and looking more alert.
     
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    Molpet Crossing the Road

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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Is the chick eating and drinking? If not you need to make to eat and drink
     
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    The chick is only about 24 hours old. I've been dipping it's beak every time I get my hands on it. It isn't interested in food.
     
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  10. Redhead Rae

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    The chick has passed on. I was trying to give it more water, it gave a tremendous spasm and then went completely floppy and stopped breathing. All the other chicks are looking great. We have 14 others and two that are still hatching.
     
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