OMPHALITIS... in new born chick. What should I do????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hennypen, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its Omphalitis. Anything I should do????????

    Is there anything I can or should do for this little chick? Notice the blood sac on his rear end. Hatched an hour ago.

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  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What makes you think it's infected? It's somewhat normal for some chicks to retain part of the yolk or attachment. But if it's not infected, maybe cover it with a bandaid and leave it alone.
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think its infected. But it hatched with blood on the bottom. I have two like this now. Two are fine with no blood, two have little bloody rears.
     
  4. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chick has a bad smell, it is drowsy, and week, and enlarged, bluish, inflamed naval ares than it most likely is. Remove chicks to clean spot if you haven't already. antibiotics and a clean place can , only sometimes help. But use caution when handling, it can infect humans. If none of the above have anything to do withe your chick, take is to a vet, that's what i had to do. I got this info from looking on line because i have to memories chicken diseases.
     

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