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Growth on chick!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ssmith00, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. ssmith00

    ssmith00 Just Hatched

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    Hi!
    I have six new chickies and one has a weird growth on it. It looks like a huge water filled blister.
    I noticed it looked like it has a bald bum area when I got them home. I sent a msg to where I got them (chicks were five days old at the the time) and they told me that the chicken just hasn't got all its feathers in and nothing to worry about...
    Well about two days later I noticed it was losing more feathers and the spot is growing and is quite large now.
    The other chicks all seem to be fine.
    The chick is acting normal and doesn't seem to be bothered but has started having watery poops the last two days.
    I am cleaning the area 2-3 times a day.
    I have been looking on this site for a couple of days and can't seem to find anything similar...

    Any ideas?! Please help!!![​IMG]
     
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  2. ssmith00

    ssmith00 Just Hatched

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    ssmith00 Just Hatched

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That looks like a yolk sac infection. Like the yolk didn't fully absorb prior to hatching and now it's infected. I would cull.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Wow, that's pretty startling, I've never seen that before. junebuggena could be on to something about the yolk sac infection. I hope you have her away from the other chicks, that looks like a target for them to peck.
     
  7. ssmith00

    ssmith00 Just Hatched

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    They aren't pecking at this chick actually?
    One chick did the first two days I had them but have stopped now.




     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've never come across that on BYC before. I hope the chick will be okay. [​IMG]
     
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  10. ssmith00

    ssmith00 Just Hatched

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    Thank you!!!
     

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