Not fully formed chick? *PICS MILDLY GRAPHIC*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Newbie chick 30, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick that was hatched by a broody hen (an egg from one of my chickens). I found the chicken still sitting on her nest ( I quickly checked under her and did not see any others hatching) and 1 dry chick running around her. I decided to take the chick since it was the lone one for who knows how long before the others started to hatch. Momma didn't seem bothered by this and certainly did not get up from her nest. Once I got the chick in the house I noticed its belly was bloody (dried) but I am unable to see any noticable wound. I decided to put it with my other chicks and it seems to be getting around quite well but upon further inspection I noticed another spot (similar to one the belly) under 1 of its wings (this spot...u can see a small hole). It almost looks like its skin had not fully covered everywhere...maybe it hatched too early? I don't think it was attcked by another chicken because of the odd placement of the spots. It also doesn't seem like it was born today because it is up and moving quite well...maybe it sat under mom for a day? No idea! All I know is I check on momma twice a day and this is the first I saw of chicky. Anyone had this type of thing? Please help!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be an exposed yolk sac? I'm not familiar with hatching and hope that someone else will have some ideas.
     
  3. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted it on the hatched section. I inially thought the same thing but I don't see anything hanging or anything weird just a dried bloody area. And would the yolk absorb under the wing?
     
  4. theberlinfam

    theberlinfam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some photos! The one under the wing has me thrown...[​IMG]
     
  5. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 Out Of The Brooder

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    Give me a minute...
     
  6. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're WAITING HERE!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here they are...

    The 1st 2 are the belly and the last is from under the wing...the belly started to bleed a little bit from us messing with him.

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  8. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hey it took me a minute to figure out how to post pics [​IMG]
     
  9. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be prolapse? Google "chick prolapse" and compare image results to what you're seeing with the chick.
     
  10. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't look like a prolapse...I don't think chicks can get that (as they are not laying eggs)...but I'm not 100% sure of that...and also the wound is more on the belly than the vent.
     

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