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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shawna89, Sep 12, 2014.
This chick hatched out today and has a swollen abdomen!! What is wrong? Anything I can do?[/IMG]
Is it a yoke sack infection? If it is maybe antibiotics....
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
Maybe, it just hatched. It smells like sour milk
I think it is a yoke sack infection also called mushy chick disease check out the link for info/help
Got any antibiotics around?
Yes I do it's for water
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
I don't know if I have any antiseptic