Newborn chick with a problem. Please help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nmalcom14, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. nmalcom14

    nmalcom14 New Egg

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    I had a chick that hatched out yesterday and we think that it may have internal problems. The bottom side if its stomach is darker (which makes us think it could have internal bleeding). It has bleed some. Please let me know what yall think
     
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  2. Melanie 11

    Melanie 11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nick needs some good advice. I saw the chick today. We soaked her bottom in some warm water. could not get it all off. Vent is swollen and very dark like maybe bleeding under the skin. I have never seen anything like it. Yesterday it had something hanging out??? I am no experience with this.....Please help:barnie
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry to hear your chick is going through this hardship, and it does sound like internal bleeding. Is the chick eating and drinking on it's own? Does it show signs of lethargy, or being unable to do regular chick activities?
     
  4. nmalcom14

    nmalcom14 New Egg

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    Yes it does eat and drink on its own, but you can tell somethings wrong by the way it acts. We have set the spot in warm water to try and clean it up. What else should I do?
     
  5. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I don't know if it will help but you can get a powder at the feed stores called "save a chick" It is electrolyte water for chicks. It can't hurt though I am so sorry for you and your precious baby [​IMG] [​IMG] ! It's hard when they are so small and delicate [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. nmalcom14

    nmalcom14 New Egg

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    Yes mam I have that in their water now so hopefully it will be alright
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would isolate the chick from the others so that they won't start pecking at it. Electrolytes are perfect for it. At this point, the only other thing you can do is make sure that it is not pasting up around it's vent (which would plug it up and kill it).

    It is possible that it's umbillical was torn, and bled a bit internally. If that happened, then the chick could possibly recover once it's body removes all the excess blood under the skin (kind of like a mega bruise).

    Unfortunately, if it's an internal organ that's bleeding instead, the kindest thing you can do is cull it. You'll just have to observe it for a day or so. If the dark patch fades, then it has a fighting chance.

    Good luck!
     
  8. nmalcom14

    nmalcom14 New Egg

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    yes mam thanks for the help
     
  9. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good advice above and [​IMG] to the BYC
     
  10. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 good advice above good luck and [​IMG]
     

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