Did what I could... waiting game. NEW CHICK!! WHAT IS THIS? CULL??????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Guitartists, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    One of my Ameraucana chicks just hatched with what appears to be part of it's intestine wrapped around it's foot!!!????? I tried to get as good of pics as I could! Am I right? If so I will cull immediately! Is it possible for this chick to survive? Is it just part of the yolk??????? I can't slip it off of it's foot..... should I snip the cord?????? Should I let it dry out? I'm afraid of the foot losing circulation.. it already looks a bit enlarged.

    HELP!!!

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  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My call would be too loosen the "whatever it is" around the foot. Cut it only if you have
    too. Then watch it for a day before making the decision to cull. Chicks that young will
    usually die quickly on their own.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I tried lossening... it is bound tight! both ends are INSIDE the chick! No way to unravel and I'm afraid of pulling the insides OUT [​IMG]
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    And I can't slip the foot out because it is too large!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I cannot offer any information and advice, I realize that you are probably sitting by the computer waiting for any help or advice and the time is passing by way too slowly. I just wanted to say that you are not alone. There IS someone out here looking and reading...I just wish that I was one of the people here with knowledge and experience to help you.
    Good luck, friend!
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Both sides are inside? Oh wow. I've had plenty of chicks born with organs on the
    outside. None made it.

    Put it in the brooder to dry. Wait until morning. It could just be useless flesh.
    A chicks organs are still forming, even after hatching. It's either gonna improve
    or the chick will die.

    I'm usually quick to say cull but in this case give it at least 8 hours in the brooder.
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    The more I think about it I say cut it and free the leg. There is nothing to lose.
     
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Let it dry. Keep it in the incubator for 24 hours. It will naturally wither and fall off.

    Don't panic. If it doesn't take care of itself, then the chick was not strong and it's probably for the best. The worst thing you can do is take it in and out of the incubator. It needs to stay nice and warm for the first 24 hours.
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    From Guitarists description of the pressure it's putting on the leg it seemed prudent
    to remove it to a warm, but less humid brooder. It would dry quicker there.
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Well, with dlhunicorn's help I got it off of the foot in one piece. Now I will just have to wait and see if it heals with no infection. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The other little guy that hatched same time has a bloody navel [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope they pull through and I hope they were the only ones like this! Don't know how many more of those I can take tonight or tomorrow [​IMG]
     

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