Chick zipped and out but instestines not drawn inside body....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pumpkinpup, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have a chick who has hatched by himself but his abdomine has not closed nearly anywhere near where it should be by now and part of his intestines are hanging out in a clump. I have never had this happen before. Will they draw inside like the yolk does by themselves or should I take this chick and cull it now before it suffers a long painful death? I don't know what to do. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    there are a few other people who have had that may want to do a search....Wish I knew more about it!!! [​IMG]
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i would cull it:(
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I feel terrible for the poor little guy after he worked so hard to hatch out. It's taken since early this morning around 4ish and he just now has hatched. How awful! I'm just sick [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I had that happen one time. He passed on his own, but the intestines will not draw inside the body on their own like the yolk will, I think.
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Thank you, Cyn. I'll just go ahead and cull the poor little thing. I can't stand the thought of it hurting any longer than it has to. [​IMG]
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    :aww I am sooo sorry this happened. Poor little thing.
  8. dancingchicken77

    dancingchicken77 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    i'm so sorry robin. how awful [​IMG]
  9. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    That is so sad. A friend's baby had this and they operated and he is OK. I guess it can happen to a chick as well. So sorry to hear this.
  10. alalele

    alalele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2008
    Livingston Parish, LA
    So sorry to hear about your little chick. So sad..

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