Oh no will my chick die?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shawna89, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick hatched out today and has a swollen abdomen!! What is wrong? Anything I can do?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Is it a yoke sack infection? If it is maybe antibiotics....
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Some chicks have swollen abdomen just after hatching from where they have absorbed the yolk sac during hatching. My advice would be observe the navel area for signs mushy chick disease but from looking at your pic it dosnt look like that just keep an eye on it. Here's a link for you to check out so you know what signs to look for. Good luck with your chick.https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis
     
  5. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe, it just hatched. It smells like sour milk
     
  6. hennible

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  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Got any antibiotics around?
     
  8. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do it's for water
     
  9. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    You could try giving a dose of that. And clean the umbilical area with something anti septic.
    It won't hurt to try. Personally I'd mix the antibiotic a little stronger than is recommended I've done it before for bacterial infection but never with a chick... Best of luck
     
  10. Shawna89

    Shawna89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if I have any antiseptic
     
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