Chick born without a rectum

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bird Brain, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Bird Brain

    Bird Brain Songster

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    Sorta. I can see the hole that should be. I guess it doesn't have the sphincter (the muscles)? IDK And I can see the bellybutton. And I went so far as to gently give the baby an olive oil enema and got a green poo from it, so it is the right hole. But it isnt formed like the others are. It does have a hole, but thats all it is.

    I only noticed because it couldnt stand yet as if it were weak (its still drying) and it looked pittiful. I grabbed it up after watching for a while and it felt funny. Its abdomen is big. Thats when I got to looking.

    I will take pics when I find my camera. Anyone else ever come across this?
     
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

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    GENERALLY THE CHICK DIES OR HAS TO BE CULLED
    IT IS NOT A DOABLE THING
    NEEDS RECTUM
    ANY QUESTIONS EMAIL ME
     
  3. Bird Brain

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    I know it needs a rectum. I dont expect it to survive. Just wondering how prevalent this is. Has anyone else ever had this happen?
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yes-it happened to me 2 months ago-all was well for the first few days pasty but and all-then I noticed thos one gus butt getting larger-so I trimmed all feathers on butt and noticed only a tiny hole for a rectum-I squeezed it ( yes I know gross) but alot of poop came out so I gave him a warm bath and cleaned him up-dried him off and puit him in brooder he was fine for another day or so but I had to squeeze again and poo came flying out-I knew thsi was no way for him to live or me-so I waited till morning and I expected to cull when I woke up but he died at night-I never thought he die-he was peeping and eating and drinking when I went to bed! It is very sad to have-first time I ever saw it and the last so far! I wish you luck
     
  5. Bird Brain

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    So I keep picking on e the poor thing and give him another squeeze and get another poop. That seems to make it look more like it should. But hes still spraddle legged.... [​IMG]
     
  6. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    You should probably just put it out of it's misery. It's got a major birth defect and thus no point in causing it undue suffering.
     

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