HELP! tangled umbilical, distended yolk

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Has anyone ever had a chick hatch with the umbilical cord wrapped around its leg? My one little poult hatched today, with help. It's umbilical cord was wrapped around its leg. I managed to get it off his leg but part of his yolk is hanging out (think MAYBE twicethe sizeof apencil eraser) and there was some yellow fluid coming from the area earlier but not a whole lot. No blood though. I put some neosporin on and around the yolk but I don't know what else to do for him. His toes look shorter than they should be and even though he's alert, he can't seem to get his legs underneath him. Is there any hope for him? Has anyone else ever dealt with this?
 

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He ended up stepping on or kicking it and it started to bleed heavily. Thankfully, I noticed it right after he did it. I tied it off with thread and the bleeding stopped immediately so I trimmed of the excess and put more neosporin on. I also gave him some water with save a chick in it with an eye dropper. He's resting now. I think he's trying to get on his feet and that's how he did it. We'll know if I made the right choice if he's still OK in the morning. if this baby survives, he/she will need a good name
 

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Has the chick eaten anything yet? Drunk on it's own? Or just trying to be able to stand?

So glad he/she is still going this morning! I don't know anything about this kind of injury and have never hatched chicks, but what you're doing sounds good to me. I like the name, too. ; )
 

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Horrible picture of him in his cup. I'm trying to help him gain some strength, trying to stand. I did have to switch to a smaller washcloth in the bottom of it since he kept pushing himself out of it lol. He had such a will to live! He had not eaten or drank on his own but will drink eagerly from the dropper. Poor thing looks to have wry neck too so he got a dosage of vit E and selenium this morning. He doesn't like the way food feels in his mouth and keeps spitting it out but I did manage to get him to swallow a piece of egg. We'll be working on it. He just pooped for the first time too so that's a promising sign right?
 

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Hmmm. It's a good sign that he has survived so long, will drink, and still has a will to live.
It sounds like the tangled umbilical cord most likely impeded his body from completely absorbing the yolk and other things it was supposed to before hatching. Hopefully he'll catch up and absorb the rest. It is an incredibly good sign that even after the bleeding and yellow fluid leakage, he is still doing okay. A lot of times, once it's punctured, it doesn't turn out well.
 

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He is very alert this morning And really feisty lol. I tried giving him water with the dropper this morning and he just wiggled and squirmed.I got some into him though and only one little bite of egg. The good news is I was able to take him out of his cup. He can keep himself upright on his feet now. He does flip over but manages to right himself. I may have to make a little bootie for him since he curls his little toes under. Now instead of being in a cup in the brooder, he's in a little basket in there. I did have him loose but the blue kote on his back end is showing purplish/pink in the red light and the others were picking (and one of the one week old babies dropped it's wings and was chest bumping him so I'm assuming that one's a boy lol). Will's navel looks even better this morning too :)
 

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