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Baby chick intestines ?!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenperson77, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. chickenperson77

    chickenperson77 In the Brooder

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    The little ones intestines are coming out. Is there anything we can do?! And if she's going to die how long till?
     
  2. Outpost JWB

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    [​IMG] Oh NO! So sorry! What has happened is the chick was born premature. It did not absorb the yolk all the way. I have read other threads where they carefully push the intestines back in and superglue the outside. Usually these cases do not look as severe as yours.

    Is the chick eating, drinking, chirping?

    Hate to be the grim reaper, but if it happened here, I would cull it. Sorry to say. Good luck with whichever route you take.

    ETA: You asked how long before it would die on it's own, I would say within 48 hours, if kept away from other chicks so they do not eat it's insides. Sorry.
     
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  3. chickenperson77

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    Yeah we ended her suffering. :(
     
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    [​IMG] So sorry. Sometimes we have to make tough choices. You did the right thing. How many healthy ones did you end up with?
     
  5. chickenperson77

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    I have 2. They're a little crazy haha
     
  6. Outpost JWB

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    Cool! I love chickies! I can't wait until spring. Take care!
     

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