Chick with hernia`

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Faye CM, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Faye CM

    Faye CM Out Of The Brooder

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    what should I do? [​IMG]

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  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just hatched? are you sure it's not the yolk sac?
     
  3. Faye CM

    Faye CM Out Of The Brooder

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    yep, just hatched - it's umbilical... seems a bit red to be just the yolk sack [​IMG]
    I've got it on its own - should I be keeping it moist or let it dry out? [​IMG]
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I had that happen before. Keep him separated, the others will peck him to bleed to death. I put antibiotic ointment on it, and HOPE it closes up on it own. Mixed results... some make it, some don't. Good luck!
     
  5. Faye CM

    Faye CM Out Of The Brooder

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    thaks for your help [​IMG] I have some Panolog ointment - is it ok to use?
     
  6. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I've never used that, Neomicyn is what I've got. Just get something on it quick. He probably got the cord tangled up in his legs and kicked around while hatching, and pulled it out. That means he's a fighter. Just looked up your stuff- similar- should be ok
     

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