Dead baby Sebright - intestines out of body?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kathleengp, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. kathleengp

    kathleengp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just found our 1 week old sebright down in the brooder with this coming out the butt....is this the intestine? Or is it poop, worm, or something I should have tried to pull out....he died quickly within a couple of minutes after I found him....the thing coming out was bloody....anyone know what happened or what I should do to protect the rest of the chicks?

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  2. Hard to see in the pic, sounds like a rectal prolapse or could have been a loop of intestine from the umbillical area? Are you certain it was coming from the vent? Sorry about your chick.
     
  3. kathleengp

    kathleengp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, definitely the vent....it is hard to see...here's a close-up....it's a long thick thing coming out the vent with a bloody stump at the end of it.

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    sorry about the very graphic pic :-(
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009

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