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Tumor on baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Brookeee2013, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Brookeee2013

    Brookeee2013 In the Brooder

    Sep 21, 2012
    Ringgold, Ga
    My Coop
    Ok so one of my chicks hatched 3 days ago and 2 hatched last night. One of the new chicks has like a soft tumor or fluid pocket on his neck. He also seems to be very weak. Do you think he'll die?

  2. champer

    champer Songster

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Martin, CA
    It's hard to know what might be wrong with your new chick, just try to get it to drink and eat. If you have some Chick Saver or electrolytes to put in the water, that would be good. Make sure it doesn't get trampled by the other chicks. I hope your little one perks up and improves!
  3. bubbaloo

    bubbaloo In the Brooder

    Feb 7, 2012
    I had the same thing happen to my maran, apparently its the air sac, check out my picture and see if its the same, if so its totally normal, hope this helps xx
  4. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chirping

    Dec 16, 2012
    this happened to one of my chicks aswell ! but it was on her belly, ended up falling asleep in very shallow water and drowend! i thoght it could but something to do with imbreeding but i reaserched and for out it takes them a while to become inbread ? i dunno [​IMG]

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