Lost my first chick ever today

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tumbleweed Farm, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Received 6 chicks from My Pet Chickens about 4 hrs ago. My Golden Laced Wyandotte looked pretty bad after 2 hrs. I inspected her closely and found she had no down on her lower abdom intestine area, just a bulge that looked fluidy. She died about an hour ago. Has anyone seen this before?
     
  2. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone???
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just starting out, but I'm really sorry to hear about your chick.
     
  4. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    I thought I had heard something about some chicks with soft abdomens but I don't know about it. Maybe ask in the pest/diseases forum?
     
  5. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss... [​IMG]
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Its hard to say with out seeing your chick, maybe it is a lower abdominal wall hernia, the intestines are right under the skin with no wall muscle I've seen that before in chicks, depending on the size of the hernia they rarely live. I'm sorry for your loss, maybe others might have some ideas [​IMG]
     
  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd take a photo and send it to MPC, see what they say.
     
  8. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, i believe it was a hernia, you couls see them right under the bulging skin. Thanks all for your responses.
     
  9. jarvis

    jarvis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mpc should refund you or send you a replacement ...
     

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