chick with intestines outside of body

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by claraserena, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. claraserena

    claraserena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I checked eggs under broodies and found a new chick--so weak I thought it was dead, but it wasn't so I put it back under the mom. This morning it was fluffed out, normal sized (though I hadn't expect this egg to hatch yet), but still very lethargic, one eye not opened and some intestines outside its body. I got it to drink a little and put it back under the mom, figuring it was dying. An hour later I checked and the intestines seem to have gone up inside its body. Still eye closed and lethargic. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. claraserena

    claraserena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick died.
     
  3. Tazman99

    Tazman99 Out Of The Brooder

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    There was nothing you could do. Sorry you had to go through that.
     

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