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

chickenbike

Songster
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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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?
 

horsejody

Squeaky Wheel
11 Years
Feb 11, 2008
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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.
 

chickenbike

Songster
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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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.
 

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