newly hatched chick with fluid filled area under the skin.....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenbike, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    The chick just hatched 2 hours ago and she has a fluid filled area just beneath her skin just to one side of the vent. It's about the size of a dime. It is not yolk or the umbilical cord. Will this slowly decrease in size and be absorbed naturally?
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Is the chick acting normally otherwise? If it is fine otherwise, I would just watch it for a day or 2, but I'm not an expert. Maybe somebody with more knowledge will answer.
  3. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    Yes, everything is normal otherwise. I would think it will slowly be absorbed and will plan to just keep an eye on it. Just thought maybe someone else had dealt with this before.
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    I had a chick hatch with something like that on near their wing joint. It was absorbed/went away gradually.
  5. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    Quote:Good to hear that. It certainly isn't bothering her or causing difficulties. She is a strong chick! [​IMG]

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