Green stuff on new chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BoNelson, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. BoNelson

    BoNelson New Egg

    Oct 4, 2012
    First time ever on any forum, just joined today and I have a new hatched buff orphington
    chick with green stuff all over it what should I do? Is it sick or have a bacteria of some
    kind? Just started hatching eggs with a incubator.
  2. HannahC1198

    HannahC1198 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 3, 2012
    is the green foamy? If it is one of your eggs in the incubator exploded because of bacteria in it and it's a mixture of rotten egg and bacteria so I would wipe the chick off with warm water and mild dish soap. Also I would wipe off any that's in the incubator as the chicks could peck at it when they hatch and ingest and get sick.
  3. collisinana

    collisinana Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 3, 2012
    Chick poop is often green too. So I wouldn't worry to much about it, it
    Probably pooped and then lost its balance. Though I would certainly clean it off.

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