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Chick born with intestine outside of body

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CedarCrestFarm, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. CedarCrestFarm

    CedarCrestFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Clearly have a chick that is not going to live. However, she is fighting to stay alive. A late hatch. Appears her intestinal tract is outside of her body. Has anyone ever seen such a thing, as I have not. Any advise on how to humanly cull a chick other than scissors??
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a turkey egg like this the belly button eventually went in and he was fine. if it is bloody you can try putting flour on the navel.
     
  3. CedarCrestFarm

    CedarCrestFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like actual intestine. There was a big bloody blob in the incubator; could it be just a belly button?
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    well if there was blood the chick may also benefit from laying on a heating pad. chicks that loose blood should be really warm.
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Scissors is the quickest, most humane way to do it. The chick will be out of its misery instantly. No, it's not pretty, but it is effective. If you're not sure if it's intestines or not, maybe you can post a picture and others can chime in.
     

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