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Chicks pecking at other, looks like bloody sack? What's wrong?? *PIC*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kimandrich, May 17, 2011.

  1. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They other chicks started pecking at her, so I have her separated now. What's wrong??
    Some dark green liquid and blood came out...
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  2. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a pig farm at home and it kind of looks like when the pigs get a prolapse. It happens when they push too hard to poop and part of their intestine comes out. With pigs they put a tube in the hole and then an elastic around the rest to let it die off, but on a chick this is waay to small to do something like that. Try looking up information on chicken prolapses and see what you come up with.
     
  3. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Icky. I wanna throw up.
    I guess I don't have the stomach to raise chickies.

    Maybe it was just the umbilical cord? I don't know. I cleaned him up and and keeping him separate. Anytime the chickies see blood, they want to attack.
     
  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably didn't get all of it's yolk in. Since it has opened up it probably won't surive.
     
  5. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww....should I let it be..or......cull?
     
  6. Rocky Road

    Rocky Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would see if it changes at all and if the chick eats and drinks at all. Otherwise I would cull it [​IMG]
     

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