HELP!!!!! I think I've just killed my little sultan!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leadwolf1, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    Please, if anyone can help. I just brought home a little sultan...less than a week old. I was cleaning up some pasty butt and accidentally knocked loose the umbilicus...some of the little 'guts' are hanging out. I've put him in by himself. Is there any way to save him? I feel terrible. I know not to bother with the umbilicus but it was so close to all the yuk that I just cleaned it right off....oh please help...

    All his little guts are coming out. Is it best to cull him? Oh man, how stupid can a person be?
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Please don't panic! We all make mistakes, and it was an accident. Take a deep breath. There is plenty that you can do to try and save him!

    Make sure to put a damp sponge in the box with him, it will keep the humidity up so that whatever is coming out doesn't dry out. If he isn't responding, try giving him a bit of sugar water (dribble it down his beak if he won't take it willingly), and this should perk him up a bit.

    If at all possible, please try and post a picture so that we can see exactly what the damage is. It will help a lot in helping you figure out what to do.

    I'm sorry I couldn't be more help. Best of luck with him! I'm sure someone else will chime in who has dealt with this before.
  3. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Port Deposit, MD
    How is the little one doing? Are you able to upload pictures?
    If you feel that it might help to wrap it, I would recomend using the bandage wrap that sticks to itself. It's kinda like an ace bandage but it's not as wide and it's made of the material like non stick gauze.
    I've never dealt with this myself so hopefully someone will respond who has experience.
    Stay calm. Chicks can be pretty durable and hopefully the little one will bounce back.
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    After trying, unsuccessful, to repair the damage, I culled him [​IMG] He started bleeding and everything turned purple. Seemed the more he moved, more of his intestines came out. I couldn't leave him like that. He was pecking at himself and damaging everything even more. Maybe I should have waited and uploaded pics for everyone to see. I cried for hours. I've never killed anything, nonintentionally, before. Still very upset this morning. Been looking forward to having a sultan for a long time. Thanks for the help. Hopefully, this won't happen again.
  5. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    I'm so so sorry for your loss [​IMG] I can't imagine how you must be feeling. Please dont blame yourself [​IMG]
  6. Lyssa

    Lyssa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Quote:I am so sorry, I feel like crying with you. Sometimes the learning curve can be so painful.
  7. CrazyChknLady

    CrazyChknLady Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    How sad! [​IMG]
  8. driehuis

    driehuis Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2011
    So sorry! You had the best of intentions. Take heart in knowing that your post may help others to be more careful doing this. I would have never thought something like that would be possible. Now I know to be very careful. [​IMG]
  9. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Eastern IA
    Oh dear, I didn't know that could happen with one that old! I'm terribly sorry for your loss, but thanks so much for sharing. I now know to watch out for that.

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