mushy chick

variants: or mushy chick disease

Definition of mushy chick

: a nonspecific and highly fatal infection of newly hatched chickens or turkeys marked by a soft swollen abdomen and foul odors and caused by bacteria entering the body through the umbilical opening

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“Mushy chick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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