Swollen chick

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ChicknHeaven, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. ChicknHeaven

    ChicknHeaven In the Brooder

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    Hello all,
    I have some Cornish X Rocks about 2 -3 weeks old. One is very swollen and sits splayed legged- sits on his butt. He is eating and drinking. His vent is not blocked, i did take a wet cloth to his bottom and gently squeezed and he did poop.
    His tummy is soft on one side and hard on the other side. Any ideas on how to save this baby?
     
  2. RUNuts

    RUNuts Free Ranging

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    When you say swollen, more so than the others? Swollen all over or just the abdomen?

    I have 6 at 3.5 weeks and they all look swollen to me. But running around and eating like demons.
     
  3. ChicknHeaven

    ChicknHeaven In the Brooder

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    He is swollen all over. Still eating and drimking
     
  4. ChicknHeaven

    ChicknHeaven In the Brooder

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    His feet even looked swollen.
     
  5. ChicknHeaven

    ChicknHeaven In the Brooder

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    He is swollen all over. Even his feet and legs look swollen. Definitely bigg we r than the rest.
     
  6. RUNuts

    RUNuts Free Ranging

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    pictures please? Research fluid retention. I'm not that proficient here. Did you post in emergencies?
    @Mrs. K or @aart any ideas?
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Give it some coconut oil, get things moving.
    Is it's crop full?
    Might restrict it's feed until things are cleared out.
    Pics definitely.
    @WVduckchick @Ravynscroft
     
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  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    What are they eating?
     
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  9. ChicknHeaven

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    Heres some photos of the poor fella. 20180401_164444.jpg
     

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  10. lazy gardener

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    If he feels "spongey" I think you are dealing with Omphalitis. This is showing up at a later age than it usually does.
     

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