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Chick With Distended Stomach


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Hi all,

Well yesterday i checked on my chick ( 4 days old) and his stomach was really distended. It looks like he has air in there?

When he was born i had to hand feed him for the first day as mum and dad didn't feed him, thankfully they kicked in and are keeping it fed. Not sure if I might have done something wrong with the formula, i always made it fresh for each feed. Please help, i really want the little one to pull through.

Regards,

Jaff

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Is the air in his crop? This would be caused by the parents not feeding the chick properly. An egg based soft food mix might help them feed the chick. If the air is in the 'belly' of the chick, it could have a ruptured air sac. The chicks blow up like golf balls but it normally sorts its self out. A photo would help.

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http://i44.tinypic.com/2ptnm88.jpg

This isn't the actual photo of my chick, but i can't upload anything at the moment. My chick looks pretty much exactly like this one but the belly is a little clearer then this one.

Regards,

Jaff

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How's the chick going now?

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Seems to be alright, but still has a really distended stomach.

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