Hard belly

Sakuranohi

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Nov 13, 2020
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I have two baby chicks and one of them has a abdomen that is always hard,he's eating and drinking well but can get cold more easily and is less active. Is this something concerning?
 

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Chicks eat a lot, so they almost always look stuffed. Does the crop shrink down at all between meals? Is the chick showing any signs of illness or lethargy?
 

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What are you feeding the chicks? What bedding/litter are you using? Do they have grit available? Are you using a heat lamp or a heat plate/pad (if using plate/pad, are lights on during day, off at night?)
 

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