Hatchling prolapse or ...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dave Z, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my 3 day old chicks has a lump hanging out of her vent. Belly feels like it's still full of yolk or something too. She's active, but not as much as the others. I gave her a couple of days to see if there would be improvement, but no. So tonight I used warm water to soften it up and see what I could tell. It did soften and I was able to pick off what almost seemed like egg membrane. There was a little poop in there too, but even after the membrane came off, there was soft pink tissue sticking out. I'm thinking this does not look good. Any thoughts?


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  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I think that small bit sticking out should be on the inside of the chick.
    Is it able to poop ok?
     
  3. Dave Z

    Dave Z Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure, but I doubt it. I left her with mom overnight. I
    may need to bring her in to keep a better eye on her.
     
  4. Dave Z

    Dave Z Out Of The Brooder

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    Little chickie didn't make it. [​IMG]
     
  5. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    So sorry. That kind of thing is very hard to fix and he may have had problems throughout life even if you could have done something.

    Sorry for your loss.
     

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