Help Now Pls!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Girl, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a baby chick hatch last night, and some of his guts are hanging out. I helped him hatch, and this is my 3rd hatch. Its kinda dry now, but what do i do?!
    Thank you,

    Chicken Girl
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
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    i think its a "cull" chick, hate to say it.
    unless you can put the guts back in gently? i dunno. sure hope someone else here can help with you. how is the chick doing? eating? alert etc.?
     
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    It might just be the yolk sack, especially if you helped the chick out. Maybe it had not all absorbed. I would separate it from the others and give it time. Sometimes it dries up, falls off and the chick is fine. If it is intestine, you can gently push it back in and seal the hole closed with super glue. I have two superglue chicks alive and well!

    Good luck. You might try posting a picture.
     
  4. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is vary alert! But i left him in the incubator, cuz i dont want the other chicks to pick at it. And i dont want to get atached (sp?) if i do have to cull it. And i realy dont want to tuch the guts.


    Chicken Girl
     
  5. debtrag

    debtrag Out Of The Brooder

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    If you want to keep the chick alive, touching the guts shouldn't be a big deal. The poop is on the inside, not on the outside of the guts, just wash your hands after you are done doing what needs to be done.
     
  6. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i will see what i can do
     
  7. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so sad, how is the little chick doing now?
     
  8. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom and dad said to leave it be, and we dont have supper glue. So time will tell. I will get him his own lil place in the brooder tomorrow. He seems fine! Thank you all for you help! I will tell you how he is doing in the morning!



    Chicken Girl
     
  9. Karen_at_LittleBrook

    Karen_at_LittleBrook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is amazing!
     
  10. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sad to hear about your chick. We had one born 2nd June with guts on outside - it was one of the very first chicks we ever had. It seemed an allert fellow and came out of his shell himself but the stomach was open at the point the yolk sack is attached but the yolk sack was like broken off, and his leg on that side was raised and curled under him. He didn;t get up and although we did leave him overnight we made the painful decision to cull. We did not know about the supper glue - hope you try it. Good luck!!!!!!!!
     

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