Newborn Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LuvBantums, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. LuvBantums

    LuvBantums Songster

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    I have been around chickens since I could remember and incubating for over 20 years. I have a newborn that hatched yesterday and I wanted to wait today to put him/her in the brooder because it had some shell bits stuck on the vent area. Well, today I started cleaning it off and notice hard belly and creamy and I mean creamy white coming from the vent. I have never seen such white creamy coming from any chick I have ever hatched. Please if anyone can tell me what the creamy white is and why the belly seems so hard, I would like to know so if I need my husband to cull him/her. I don't want any of my babies to suffer. I never help chicks out of their shell, because of years experience knowing if it does not come out then there is something wrong. I would rather them pass in the egg then bond and have to cull them. Thank you
     
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    azygous Crossing the Road

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    It may be cloacitis, an infection of the intestinal track. It can be passed from hen to chick through the egg. I'm not sure how you could treat a new chick. I would probably just take a wait and see approach.

    It should be obvious within 24 hours if this chick has the strength to survive this. If it never attempts to get on its feet, I would cull after this one day observation period.
     
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    LuvBantums Songster

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    Thank you much and I will keep him/her in the Inc for another day @ 95 n give electrolytes n food
     
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