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Baby keet has prolapse :(

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by crj, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I've managed to fix this problem in a new chick once but I'm having trouble fixing this baby. She is an only baby that a friend gave to me to care for and raise. I don't have guineas so this is my first. Is it possible this could fix itself? can they live with the problem? I'm just curious. I will continue to work on this little one. I have no idea if it's male or female and obviously I won't be sexing the poor thing. Can you tell by colors? I have no idea what kind she/he is. It has brownish feathers starting to show. The baby is light brown with dark brown stripes a thick one that runs down from head to butt. Also has a stripe over the eye. Pretty cool looking baby. Eventually I will get a picture but right now I have a broken ankle that I'm dealing with and I managed to sneak to the computer. Thanks.
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Prolapse in a young keet is rare, at least in all my hatching experiences... are you sure it actually is a prolapse and not a hernia type situation?
    I'm sorry I have no advice to offer... other than taking it to an avian vet. Good luck.
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Are you sure you are not seeing the umbilical area?
     
  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, what Taz said... lol
     

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