Help!!! Baby chick and a prolapse!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenandsheepgal, May 29, 2012.

  1. chickenandsheepgal

    chickenandsheepgal In the Brooder

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    This little guy/gal hatched today from underneath a broody hen with a huge prolapse from it's bottom! It's about half the size of a banty egg and sort of looks like the yolk. this is the forst time I've hatched/let a broody hen sit and I really would like and try to save it! This isn't the mothers egg,its an egg from another bird that was put with a roo! Help! What should I do??? [​IMG]

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. chickenandsheepgal

    chickenandsheepgal In the Brooder

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    ttt

    I would post pics but it wont let me!!! [​IMG]
     
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  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    It sounds like his belly button. Sometimes they get their feet tangled in the umbilical cord.
    Or mama may have stepped on it.
    If it gets pulled on too much, it can yank the intestines out of his belly.
    There's not too much you can do. Do you have a brooder to keep him in until it heals?
    Does mama have more eggs/chicks to keep her occupied?
     
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  4. chickenandsheepgal

    chickenandsheepgal In the Brooder

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    Update the prolapse sac brusted open!!! I think it may have kicked it and burst it. Some fluids cam out but it now has sort of "sac" looking things hanging from the vent. What should I do??? [​IMG]
     
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    If you have someplace to separate him that's warm, I think the only thing you can do is put some neosporin on the hole so it doesn't get infected.
    There's not much more you can do.
    If you leave him with mama, make sure that the cord is cut away from the shell, so she doesn't step on it and pull it out more.
    Prognosis is not very good, but I would need a pic to confirm my thoughts.
    Good luck with him!
    Roberta
     
  6. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Is it yellow and nasty looking?
    That is the yolk.
    Is anything bleeding?
     
  7. chickenandsheepgal

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    Yes. the mother silkie is still setting on some "eggs" (two more are fertile and her own are not because she's not with a roo) and is being pretty protective right now. She actually was sitting on the egg while it hatched and the shell and chick when he was out and I saw this and took it away from her and the chick is now in a brooder.
     
  8. chickenandsheepgal

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    [​IMG]

    Here it is when I found him the sac has since bursted. I'll go get another pic.
     
  9. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I *think* the only thing you can do is cut the sac off, apply neo, and wait till he dries off.
    IF he got enough nutrient from the yolk, he may make it.
    Hopefully someone else can jump in and come up with a better alternative.
     
  10. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Oh, poor baby! He seems to be alert, and not about to drop dead....
    Crossing my fingers for you two.
     

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