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help! newly hatched with huge belly-- is that normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jafo57, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. jafo57

    jafo57 New Egg

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    had second baby chick hatch this morning, this one has a huge swollen butt/belly... seems to be hard to stay off her back, is this normal? [​IMG]

    What do I do? Anything?
     
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  3. pjquail

    pjquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Congrats on your new baby! I just had 5 hatch in the past couple days [​IMG] Anyway, I had 1-2 with a larger belly, they only occasionally went backwards, but I just kept an eye on them and they turned out fine, running and as peppy as ever. I do believe that it's just the yolk sack still absorbing and whatnot, but one of the chicks with a big belly just had a natural big belly because he is a plump & large chick [​IMG] I wish you the best of luck!!
     

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