Chick with bit of yolk sac still attached to navel *pics* HELP!

SamuelMcF

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A RIR chick hatched yesterday and everything seemed great. It's been doing everything it should. But then I noticed today that it was walking with its legs sticking out really far to the sides. So I checked it out and saw that there was a "bubble" sort of thing attached to the navel. I thought it was just part of the yolk sac so I was gonna wash it off but it's like attached. I'm not sure what to do. The chick punctured it with its toe and now its oozing blood and yolk. The chick isn't doing so good anymore. Any help is appreciated!! it's pooping ok but hasn't eaten.

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SamuelMcF

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*UPDATE*

The hole just got bigger and now some of the intestine is hanging out. WHAT DO I DO? after reading more posts here on BYC i've decided that it isn't the yolk sac at all more like a prolapse. I'm not sure if This chick is gonna live. I just hate to put it down when it's so healthy otherwise.

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cheryl98117

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I'm very sorry for you and that cute little bugger.
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But if it was me, and I hate to say this. I would cull it. Ive read that people have "re-inserted" the intestines, and glued the opening shut, but there is no garenty that it wouldn't do more damage, or that the chick just doesnt survive...

I have yet to have seen this in person, and I foolishly hope that I never do. Again so sorry for this.
 

SamuelMcF

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Yeah I understand. I think that's what I'll have to do. The poor thing is strong though. I just can't help feel responsible because I tried to wash it off thinkin it was just dried yolk. I think that weakened it to be punctured. Thanks for your input!
 

chix4kicks

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This one is probably not going to make it... Sometimes this happens even when we think everything in the incubator is right. I have had it where the chick has the whole yolk hanging out, it is sad...I am thinking that my problem is that the humidity is too high. I hope you the very best. You can try to encourage the peep to drink some sugar water.
 

cheryl98117

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If there was enough hanging out for him to step on, then I think that wether or not you rinsed it, "I would have done the same thing." It probably would have punctured it even without the rinse. Dont be to hard on yourself, as these things just happen alot of times. And you may never know what exactly caused it.
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SamuelMcF

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If there was enough hanging out for him to step on, then I think that wether or not you rinsed it, "I would have done the same thing." It probably would have punctured it even without the rinse. Dont be to hard on yourself, as these things just happen alot of times. And you may never know what exactly caused it.
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I culled it...
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it just started having a hard time breathing and more organs starting coming out. I didn't have a choice I know but I'm still heartbroken.
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This has been such an awful hatch. I had to cull one yesterday because the dog got in and did too much serious damage. It's been a hard twenty-four hours. Thanks for the help and advice! I appreciate. Thankyou
 

cheryl98117

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If there was enough hanging out for him to step on, then I think that wether or not you rinsed it, "I would have done the same thing." It probably would have punctured it even without the rinse. Dont be to hard on yourself, as these things just happen alot of times. And you may never know what exactly caused it.
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I culled it...
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it just started having a hard time breathing and more organs starting coming out. I didn't have a choice I know but I'm still heartbroken.
hit.gif
This has been such an awful hatch. I had to cull one yesterday because the dog got in and did too much serious damage. It's been a hard twenty-four hours. Thanks for the help and advice! I appreciate. Thankyou

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LustyWriter09

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There is also a possibility that the baby chick didn't hatch out of the egg in time. So it pooped. Causing an infection in the yolk. So the body rejects it. Causing that part of their tummy to pop out a bit when they do hatch out fully. Because the body would have difficulty absorbing something that is infected. Just a theory.
 

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