In desperate need of help!! *PICTURES*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CluckyBoss, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. CluckyBoss

    CluckyBoss Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 26, 2012
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I'm so worried right now,

    I have a chick that I'm afraid is sick, any help what so ever would be greatly appreciated. This
    chick was one of the first to pip on the 27th of march, and last night, march 29th at around 12:40 a.m,
    he finally hatched. First, his 'elbows' were swollen when he hatched. He also has sores, ALL OVER HIM.
    He hatched with them, they were there when he came out of his shell. On his wing is

    a giant cut, on his beak he has cuts, and on his elbows, he has cuts. His legs are splayed, which
    i'm attemting to fix right now with a band-aid splint. He is desperately trying to stand, with-out any
    luck. But please, can anybody tell me - could he have a disease? I need to know because he is
    being housed in the same room with not only my other chicks, but my parrots. I put him in a paper towel
    cup sort of thing, and he can now hold up his head, and is very eager to drink water. I'm trying to
    avoid culling him, but I understand if it may be the right thing..

    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  2. thaokou21

    thaokou21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    a picture will help.
  3. My Lay D's

    My Lay D's Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
    Oh no! Bless his little heart :( How is he doing???
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    If the sores were there after he hatched, was the bottom of the incubator rough?
    Just an idea. Good luck.
  5. CluckyBoss

    CluckyBoss Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 26, 2012
    The sores were visible on him when he was still inside the shell, however the bottom of the incubator is wire. Other BYCers suggested they were simply from him struggling to get out of his shell. Thankyou for the help, but sadly he passed away peacefully in his little cup. yesterday evening.

    Thankyou for the help [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by