URGENT what's wrong with my chick????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cream puff, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 25 day olds on Tuesday they all seem to be doing well, but I saw this one smaller than the rest sleeping and it just didn't look right, so I picked her up and looked at her belly. The poor thing. I don't know what's wrong with her.

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    Can anyone tell me what to do for her?
     
  2. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oi...it it swollen or rashy like an allergic reaction or under the skin like a contusion? It's hard to tell from your photo. Also tell me what they are eating, if you are adding anything in their water, what is their bedding and what are their surroundings like...
     
  3. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are getting really high quality chicken starter, on pine shavings in a brooder, I hadn't added anything to the water, but it's fresh. It's not a rash, it's mushy where a belly button would be. not bleeding, but not all feathered over like all the others.
     
  4. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So no open sores, no parasites, and no cedar shavings just pine? I would get a hold of some chick boost, or sav-a-chick if you can. It's a nutrient boost for the water that can help with stress and such. Good stuff...that's so weird, I haven't really ever seen anything like this before...I hope someone who has will chime in soon...is she eating or drinking at all? Definitely keep a close eye on her...try private messaging Speckled Hen or one of the other flock masters, they may have better advice...keep us posted.
     

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