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Chick Emergency!!! wound under vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by babykitty, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. babykitty

    babykitty New Egg

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    I thought this little baby had some poop on her end so I tried to wipe it with warm water & paper towel, but it's more dried blood, yellowy bile & fresh blood. she's not been in distress (she's upset now--sitting wrapped up in a towel with a wet butt away from the other babies).

    What is this? What do I do beside separate her? Neosporin? It looks like bowels, maybe a half inch from her vent. Help!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is the umbilicus. Someone has apparently been picking at it. If you keep her separated and put a bit of iodine on it, it should dry up and close up. Hopefully, there are no actual intestines outside the hole.
     
  3. babykitty

    babykitty New Egg

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    Well, it's not good. I put her in a separate box and she tried repeatedly to jump out and she started bleeding and a bunch of intestine came out. [​IMG] Ugh. Poor baby.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, crap. I once super glued a chick's umbilicus closed after pushing the innards back in. If the intestines come out, the chick will have to be put down, I'm sorry.
     

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