Heavy blood loss from umbilicus - Experience with this?

Yanna

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We just hatched our first batch of eggs - Australorps from an Ebay seller. Half were in the 'bator and half under a broody. We got three babies from the bator and one from the hen. The one under the hen was wrapped in membrane from stem to stern. I peeled the membrane back and where it was still stuck to the umbilicus, some heavy bleeding started (how stupid am I, right?).

I didn't hold out much hope for the chick but he's had some sugar water and seems to have a little vigor in him, after all - so we'll see.

Anyone else have this happen? What was the outcome?


Thanks.
 

rikku_03

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Mar 11, 2009
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On another chicken site somebody posted around the same question and they got an answer telling them to pull the membrane over the bleeding area or something I can't remember all of it. I just hope nobody writes something like "cull it" I mean its like they were an actual sick person so somebody just says lets put them out of their misery I mean nobody would like that.
 
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