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external hernia?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantambec, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. bantambec

    bantambec Hatching

    Aug 19, 2014
    So my chick, now 24h old, hatched under a hen. Unabsorbed yolk sac I believe, which ruptured and am intensively caring for it indoors now. I suspect that a small portion of the intestines have herniated through said yolk sac/'umbillical scab'.
    Is this possible for abdominal contents to poke through via ruptured yolk sac - like a hernia and what are its chances really?
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2014

  2. KrystalRose

    KrystalRose Chirping

    Jun 28, 2014
    Finley, WA

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