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Looks like my chicks rectum is coming out

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One of my 3 week old barred rock chicks feel out of the cage to the

cement floor below two days ago-about a two foot fall :(

 

Now this is what I see:

 

 

 

I think it received internal injury. I suppose there is no hope for this little guy.

It is acting lethargic and not eating or drinking. I think it is on the way out. 

For now I have separated the baby from the others to avoid further torment.

But does this look like its intestines coming out?

It is a gonner right?

post #2 of 2
Sorry about your little guy. Yes that looks like his large intestine prolapsing out of his vent. Sometimes a prolapse can be pushed back inside and kept moist with honey or olive oil, but that is a pretty bad one. I would probably try anyway, but then try to get him to drink some vitamins with electrolytes in his water, or substitute gatorade or pedialyte. If you think he is suffering, I would consider putting him down. Let us know how he gets along.
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