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Newly hatched chick...what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lynn_Farm, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Lynn_Farm

    Lynn_Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Just had a chick hatch with what appears to be a distended belly. Red and oozing a white discharge from the navel. WHat is this and what do I do? All the other new hatchlings are fine, this is the only one with this issue...
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    (x-posted in incubation/hatching)
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Put it back in the bator! I think its an unabsorbed yolk I have had chicks hatch like this an be fine as long as you leave them to absorb the rest of the yolk.

    Henry
     
  3. Lynn_Farm

    Lynn_Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Hope it turn out okay. I put it back in ASAP...just took it out for the photo.
     

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