Help Needed Urgently......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by houstonw, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. houstonw

    houstonw Out Of The Brooder

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    hi there i have a problem with a baby chick and i think its a major prob..
    what happened is my broody hen has been sitting on approx 10 eggs for the last 24 days now she has hatched 5 stood on 1 and killed it by mistake ... and pushed one egg out now the 1 she pushed out off the nest hatched but it has a lump of what looked like organs under its belly ...mummy hen was not having anythingto do with chick after approx 4 hrs after still not doing anything i decided to remove it from the brooder box we thought it was dead...

    however it started kicking and gasping for air so i rushed into the incubato to heat the poor thing up we left it in the bator for near on 4 hrs... and it was stating to become more and more active but it still had this sack thing hanging from its belly ...it was getting inthe road so i decide to operate... i now i shouldnt have without asking for advice first but if the little guy had anychance at all i thought i would have to act so removed the sack...but there still appears to be a bit hanging there idont want to cut any more off...

    the little fella is rolling around the bator and chirppin a lot wich i think is a good sign.. but i need to know if little guy has any chance of surviveing....any advice would be appreciated

    i have took picts but not sure how to upload them...
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2011
  2. stoneeater

    stoneeater Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never hatched a chick so I don't know the correct answer; but that wasn't it's yolk sac you removed was it? The one they feed on for the first few days?
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my concern too. That sack is pretty essential to their early nutrition. I'm rooting for the little guy, but his odds of making it are pretty slim. Usually a hen pushes out an egg like that because she can sense there is something essentially wrong with the fetus inside.
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it alone at this point - there just isn't much you can do
     
  5. houstonw

    houstonw Out Of The Brooder

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    hi there he survived the night not sure what to do now ..

    dont think it was his yolk sac been reading up about that and it seems to happen quite a lot ...
    well it was red andhard i think it was his innards pure guy ..guess all i can do is wait im suprised he lived thru the night..have been trying to get him to drink but he just flops about.. what to do arggggh...
     

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