Hernia?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Windus, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Windus

    Windus Songster

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    C189AD8C-2DD5-422B-AF98-FDB81BAE55CF.jpeg 4897D565-240A-4FBB-AB9A-8FB032E4A813.jpeg Do chickens and ducks get hernias? This is the abdomen of a duckling that I helped hatch yesterday, two full days after all the others had hatched.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    That looks like it didn't finish absorbing the yolk correctly. I personally would cull it and end it's suffering.
     
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  3. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I am not sure on that one, I can't tell if anything important is out and drying up... it could go either way.

    I would watch it catefully, make sure it eats and drinks and isn't pecked on. If it stays active, it could be OK.
     
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