Chick born without a rectum

Bird Brain

Songster
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
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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?
 

Glenda L Heywood

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10 Years
Apr 11, 2009
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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
 

Bird Brain

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10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
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Hixson, TN
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?
 

sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
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onchiota NY
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
 

Bird Brain

Songster
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
636
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139
Hixson, TN
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....
 

scbatz33

No Vacancy, Belfry Full
11 Years
Jan 23, 2009
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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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