Guts coming out of Peep.HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by troyrmvp, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. troyrmvp

    troyrmvp New Egg

    Dec 2, 2008
    I am hatching chickens in a styrofoam still air bator.Last night at 9:00 a chick hatched with his guts coming out of his butt.Is there anything I do.What's coming out is about 1/2 inch long and about the size of a Tootsie roll.
  2. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Is this your first hatch? Is this your first chick? Chicks have a cord that attaches them to the egg. Sometimes they don't leave it in the egg.
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    I have not personally had this happen but I think it's called prolapse. I don't know how to treat it but will bump the thread so you can get help!
    Although, what Ondra says could be it too. Do you have a pic?
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
  5. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2007
    I had this happen on my last hatch. You could see directly into the stomach/ intestine area, but this was more on the lower tummy, not from the rectum...all I did was stick the little thing under the heat lamp, and it closed up by night time pretty much. Then the little stinker got spraddle leg, but doing great now! [​IMG]
  6. troyrmvp

    troyrmvp New Egg

    Dec 2, 2008
    Quote:It is my first hatch, and it's my 4th chick.The other ones didn't have anything like this.
  7. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
    here's what I did with a prolapsed vent. It's not the same, but might help?

    (see my post "Help chicken's insides coming out (photo)":
    "Update: After a couple of days she seemed all right, and I let her go back in with the others. She seems to be recovering quite well and I will keep an eye on her and see if this recurs.
    So for anyone else in this situation, for what it is worth:
    I rinsed the prolapsed area with warm water, and put honey on the area, several times, the next day washed her again and put a high quality naturopathic calendula cream on the area (gentle, for lubrication and healing), and kept her separated until she seemed better and well enough to go back in with the others. Oh and I put just a little apple cider vinegar in her drinking water. And gave her time.
    Thanks for everyone's help!"

    Also chicks absorb the yolk through their rear, when in the egg. Maybe he will still absorb these guts into himself if given a little time?
  8. troyrmvp

    troyrmvp New Egg

    Dec 2, 2008
    I tried to wash it up, but it's just hanging out and I'm not to sure what else I can do, I don't want to lose the little guy!! he looks so sad walking around with a little growth like thing hanging from his behind:( I tried to post a picture but I'm not exactly sure how to!!

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