Can a chicken live with a hernia?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MichelleSawicki, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Have a day old chick with what appears to be a hernia. Can this chick grow up and lay eggs with a hernia?


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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    No, it wouldn't survive and it would be kinder to put it down if it had a hernia and you can't get the intestines back in. But I'm not really seeing a hernia here, are intestines poking out of the vent? Can you get a better picture, maybe wet the vent down a little so the fluff isn't in the way?
     
  3. It actually did survive and is doing fine. That "hernia" dried up and fell off. It was by its belly button/umbilical cord.
     

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