Is there any hope GRAPHIC PIC

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Granny Hoffman, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SE Michigan
    This little one just hatched a couple hours ago and where the umbilical was attached was still a little red. The other chicks were pecking mercilessly. I removed the chicks that were dried and fluffy. But I am wondering if there is any chance for this little one to survive. Seems to be doing well for now, but if there is no chance I will put it out of its misery.
    Thanks in advance for the help.


  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hi Judy, what a bummer. I'd leave it in the incubator alone for a while, or at least sectioned off. That way it can dry and perhaps the bleeding will stop. Since it's from the umbilical cord, you might try stopping the bleeding with some cornstarch and give it some water and food, given that it has no more yolk to absorb now.

    BAMABIRDS Chirping

    Jan 13, 2011
    Don't waste your time. It doesn't appear like it's going to make it. You need to put it out of it's misery
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    so sorry [​IMG]~~~[​IMG]
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    So sorry. Next time remove him from the other chicks before they peck at the red spot.[​IMG]
  6. Judy, that looks like intestines, unfortunately. I would say that the chick probably won't make it, but if you want to give it a little time, I don't think it is in any pain. Keep it warm and dry on a soft cloth and see what happens over the next few hours.

    So sorry.... [​IMG]
  7. honeydoll

    honeydoll Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    Stark County, NE Ohio
    I agree, it looks like intestines to me too. I don't think there is a chance. Poor little thing.
  8. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SE Michigan
    Thank you for your replies. I am going to give the little thing till morning, if it isn't better by then, it will go to chickie heaven.
  9. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    aw I'm sorry poor thing.
  10. jsnnlaynes

    jsnnlaynes In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2010
    I had almost the same thing happen. My little chick could'nt walk either. I left it in the inc. for a day. Nothing, it dryed but never was fluffy. So i read forums saying not to wash them, so I did'nt listen, I made sure the water was 100 degrees and washed it, then towel dryed it. For 2 more days i left it in the inc. On the third day I put it in a small box so it had to stand. I woke up the next morning and LUCKIE was walking around, i was shocked. It took time but she got stronger. Shes smaller but very luckie. The reason why she lived was I couldnt figure a way to kill her so what i did worked.

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