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Poult hatched weird and eyes are swelling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yellowherb, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. yellowherb

    yellowherb Songster

    Mar 22, 2015
    I have a turkey poult which was zipping last night and struggling. I went ahead and popped the lid off it's shell and the membrane was really thick. I doubt he would have made it out one his own. The previous hatched poult was fine. But this guy once he came out of the bottom of the shell just looked odd.

    He had a lot of green slime, I also noticed one of his eyes was milky colored right out of the shell. I know some swelling is normal and will go away after hatch but this morning when I looked both of his eyes are really swollen out the sides of his head. More than what they were last night after hatch.

    I realize this little guy or girl is probably a cull waiting to happen but I'd like to know what went wrong or if this is a disease.

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