Lethargic chick, smelly poop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iam4hymn, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. iam4hymn

    iam4hymn Chirping

    Jun 21, 2015
    I just got 6 chicks from TS yesterday. I have raised lots of chicks, but we typically hatch our own or order from hatcheries. 5 of the chicks are doing well and are lively, but one is small, lethargic and has a terrible smelling bottom. I wiped off a bit of pasty butt from it, but I have never noticed a chick to smell this way before .Any ideas? (Edited to add: we have 7 eggs in the incubator that are due to hatch in 2 days. I was going to mix the babies, but now I am worried .)
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Is there any swelling of the bottom? Can you tell if the smell is coming from the vent and if the navel is closed/healed up?
    Any more pasty butt?
    Photos of the poop?
    Is she willing to eat/drink?

    I know - more questions than answers. I do wonder if your little one has an infection of the navel/yolk sac infection.

    Let us know how she's doing.

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