help possible hernia??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kspear, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. kspear

    kspear New Egg

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    21 day lavender orpington black astralorp cross. When it kicked free of shell I noticed it was still "attached" and seemed to be held on by some remaining yolk sac and possible umbilical cord.. after a few hours and trying to research I found some people had suggested trying to press hernia back inside and chicks healing and recovering... so I have done that and this is what it looks like now (used bacitracin) do you think he will be okay or should I further intervene? This is my first hatch also a homemade incubator. I made sure I read several articles before I tried to help but not sure it will do any good in the long run :-( any advice or suggestions would be much appriciated. Thank you I feel so bad for my baby :'([​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. kspear

    kspear New Egg

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    [​IMG] a close up and he is still hanging in there is peeping and trying to stand occasionally but seems pretty tired
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm rather surprised you found people suggesting that it be pushed in usually you leave it along and the chick will slowly absorb the remaining yolk.
     
  4. kspear

    kspear New Egg

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    Thank you, I don't plan on touching him again unless directed to, he seems to be okay right now but I'm not very optimistic for the long term.. time will tell he sure does seem to be a fighter :)
     

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