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Chick emergency! help, please please help! Pictures

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueMoon, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Freshly hatched little one, deserted by mama, has some sort of prolapsed vent, with droppings attached. frantically looking through books and web - any idea what's wrong and if the little one can be saved?
     
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    picture please....
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Prolapsed vent or is it an unasorbed yolk? Either way, clean it up with saline and put it in a warm box. Pics may provide my info. My guess it is a unasorbed yolk or unhealed naval. Momma hen may have been able to sense somthing wrong too tha we can't see.

    If you can get it warm and it asorbs it's naval/yolk, just slip the chick under mom at night when she is asleep.
     
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkiechicken is right. Try running a search on dlhunicorn's page for more treatment info.
    Good luck -
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  5. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave it a teeny bit of polyvisol and soaked it's lower half for a minute in very warm water. The droppings didn't come off - now it seems it was part of the piece that attaches to the shell, maybe? Not an unabsorbed yolk.

    Will try pictures, but now, the little guy in in my sweater until I can set up a warm spot for it.

    Will try Diana's threads, but what could this be called? Thanks tremendously - it's life or not.
     
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    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but it's not the navel. Working on downloading pictures, but it's definitely the vent
     
  8. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still alive, squirming and chirping
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  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I can't tell if that is the rectum or the abdomen. It sort of looks like a little bit of the yolk sticking out of the abdomen.

    I can't see the tail on the first two photos... Can you get a photo of the chick on it's back so you can point out the navel?
     
  10. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the rectum/vent, not the abdomen.

    I need to leave for a bit, so I've put her under another broody hen who is warm and not moving much. We put her towards the back end, so the hen wouldn't immediately attack her. The first five minutes went well.

    More picts if she's alive in a few hours
     

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