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Hi,

 

Well I've had more bad luck with the hen that didn't feed a newly hatched egg yesterday, thanks to Kaz that is now all okay.

Checked this morning - only 3 eggs - checked when I got home, 1 dead baby, again no sign of shell.....

 

I cupped baby in my hands for 20 mins breathing warm air, kind of knew there was no hope but wanted to try anyway... :emoticon112:

 

Is this yellow belly? If it is have I done something wrong?? or has something else happened?

 

What do I do with the remaining 2 eggs, do I foster? She is a first time mother and at the moment I don't trust her with the next hatchling.....

 

 

 

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Yes, but also a chick hatched too early can look like that.

One thing for certain...........

 

not your fault.

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looks yellow to me so i would say yes. but i dont have a clue what yellow belly is so...

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Yes, but also a chick hatched too early can look like that.

One thing for certain...........

 

not your fault.

 

 

Kaz...what would you do with the remaining eggs?

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Yes, but also a chick hatched too early can look like that.

One thing for certain...........

 

not your fault.

 

 

Kaz...what would you do with the remaining eggs?

Leave them and watch her. She has to learn sometime how to be a mother. If she fails, act then.

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okay.....will do

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Definitely yellow belly. You can tell the chick hatched around a day early. As Kaz said, definitely not your fault. Can sometimes be a hen that is too eager and eats the shell long before the chick has fully broken out. Normally the chick takes about 18-24 hours to break a hole at which point the hen picks up the egg by the hole and starts eating the egg shell, releasing the chick who during the last 18-24 hours absorbed the remaining yolk. If a hen is too eager and pierces the egg too soon after the chick first starts peeping and tapping the shell it will die from yellow belly. Premature =/

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ohh thanks dean now i can know what yellow belly is

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Definitely yellow belly. You can tell the chick hatched around a day early. As Kaz said, definitely not your fault. Can sometimes be a hen that is too eager and eats the shell long before the chick has fully broken out. Normally the chick takes about 18-24 hours to break a hole at which point the hen picks up the egg by the hole and starts eating the egg shell, releasing the chick who during the last 18-24 hours absorbed the remaining yolk. If a hen is too eager and pierces the egg too soon after the chick first starts peeping and tapping the shell it will die from yellow belly. Premature =/

 

Thanks Dean....I just hope she doesn't do this all the time....the first chick she didn't feed, and now this. :D

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Yes, but also a chick hatched too early can look like that. One thing for certain...........not your fault.
Kaz...what would you do with the remaining eggs?
Leave them and watch her. She has to learn sometime how to be a mother. If she fails, act then.
Well Kaz again you are correct!!Checked this afternoon, same clutch I have 1 egg hatched, with a well fed CHICKY!!!!I was ready to give up last night, I thought the remaining 2 eggs were DIS anyway.....So this Chicks name is KAZ !!! :D;)

 

THANK YOU!! :rofl: (AGAIN)

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]Well Kaz again you are correct!!Checked this afternoon, same clutch I have 1 egg hatched, with a well fed CHICKY!!!!I was ready to give up last night, I thought the remaining 2 eggs were DIS anyway.....So this Chicks name is KAZ !!! ;) ;)

 

THANK YOU!! :rofl: (AGAIN)

 

 

:D :hug:

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:rofl:

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<br /><img src="style_emoticons/default/yes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rofl:" border="0" alt="yes.gif" /><br />
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Thanks Dean !!, Thats excactly what I said when I checked the box (plus another choice word...) I was expecting another drama !!!

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<br /><img src="style_emoticons/default/yes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="yes.gif" /><br />
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Did you hit a wrong button mate :rofl: ;)

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:D ..............ah....yep!!! :rofl: Edited by anne101

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When a chick has yellow belly it is a salmonalla infection and the hen usually will not feed it and it dies.

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Well new chickie (Kaz) was very weak and cold this morning with no food in belly or crop.... :( Hen was out of the box trying to escape the cage....there seemed to be regurgitated food in the nest but none for baby....I have fostered her and the remaining egg this morning, thats IT for that hen...I removed them to a holding cage for a week or so and then I will put her back in the avairy....NEVER to breed again.... :) I hope little Kazzy makes it.......... :( Will check her throughout the day....

When a chick has yellow belly it is a salmonalla infection and the hen usually will not feed it and it dies.
Splat....does that mean the egg was bad? Or the hen ate something bad when the egg was developing.....? How can they get salmonella when they have'nt eaten anything? Isn't that llike food poisoning?

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Picture of Kaz before I fostered her this morning......

 

Before I fed her.....

 

 

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After I fed her with the end of a toothpick...

 

 

 

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Checked this morning.....not fed :) I bought her in and fed her again until her crop was full...

It is the only other foster nest I have with chicks...the others are still eggs.....

 

What do I do? keep feeding her?

 

I am at work today til 4 so I hope she makes it though the day.... :D

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Checked this morning.....not fed :) I bought her in and fed her again until her crop was full...

It is the only other foster nest I have with chicks...the others are still eggs.....

 

What do I do? keep feeding her?

 

I am at work today til 4 so I hope she makes it though the day.... :D

 

I have fostered to nests with eggs before quite successfully. Choose a nest where eggs are due the soonest.

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Hi Anne I believe parents pass it on to the young, but the second one looks good so don't worry. I hope the little one makes it what a big job trying to feed it, good luck :)

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Hi Anne I believe parents pass it on to the young, but the second one looks good so don't worry. I hope the little one makes it what a big job trying to feed it, good luck :)

i didnt think looked to well very pale splat

not pink

how do you cure the mum or dad splat can i ask

anne good luck kaz right i have fostered to nest about to have eggs due in few days

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a broadspectrum antibiotic.

Baytril is a good treatment for the whole when there is yellow belly present and Moxy-T is for individual nest ect. both products from Rob Marshell. BUT any broadspectrum antibiotic will do, like vetafarm triple c will do and is available in some pet shops and ocy B which is also more readily available.

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a broadspectrum antibiotic.

Baytril is a good treatment for the whole when there is yellow belly present and Moxy-T is for individual nest ect. both products from Rob Marshell. BUT any broadspectrum antibiotic will do, like vetafarm triple c will do and is available in some pet shops and ocy B which is also more readily available.

thanks mate

handy to know although this is one prob i have not had yet fingers crosed

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Good luck with it Anne, Thank you to Dean, for his explanation of yellow-belly for those of us who haven't encounted it as yet. (touch wood) This will give us a clue if we see it. ^_^

a broadspectrum antibiotic.Baytril is a good treatment for the whole when there is yellow belly present and Moxy-T is for individual nest ect. both products from Rob Marshell. BUT any broadspectrum antibiotic will do, like vetafarm triple c will do and is available in some pet shops and ocy B which is also more readily available.
Hi splat, can yellow belly be passed from cage to cage or is it individual parent's that may pass it on?Would you treat all birds or just infected nest? :hmm:

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