chck with intestines or something hanging out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by max101, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    First time using an incubator
    I have a chick I think maybe an Plymouth
    He hatched fine in the incubator, I took him out and noticed he has blood over him and a lot of bloody mess coming from the umbilical area.
    I put him back in the incubator and left him for 24 hrs. Well it is drier now but still there.
    I have him in a box with a heat bag as I cant put him in the brooder as the other chicks would probably attack him.
    He is now 2 days old and the large mass from his umbilical area is drier still but it is attached firmly. I think it is his insides, I think I am positive it is
    Does he have any chance of survival???. There is no way he will suck this back in his body as some of it is hard due to the air drying it out.
    He has eaten a bit and has been drinking water.
    He walks fine with this load.
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    just let him keep warm and dry. Sometimes it takes a few days for the sack to go away.
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    how is the chick today?
  4. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    It died this morning.
    I think it is for the best Since he was drinking I dont believe he was in pain.

    Thank you for inquiring it is most appreciated
  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    When this happens it is because of an incubation problem: heat/humidity etc.

    It is best to cull any chicks who's navels don't heal properly (instestines outside the body) as they will die anyway.
  6. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    so sorry.
  7. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
  8. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    So sorry. [​IMG] Last year we hatched a batch of chicks -- half under a hen, half in the incubator, if my memory doesn't fail me -- and several of them had this ailment. If I recall correctly, they all died.

    Chicks tread in dangerous waters during the time they are very young, being so small and susceptible. So many die.
  9. bufforpingtonfan

    bufforpingtonfan Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    i know how to fix it for hogs but not chickens

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