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Is this Hernia or Unabsorbed Sac?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nevans20, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. nevans20

    nevans20 Just Hatched

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    So I had a problem with my first batch of ducklings I'm trying to hatch

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1143571/help-assisted-hatching#post_17805464

    And one of the chicks suffered pretty bad damage to his shell. I helped him a little after he piped and although I think assistance was needed for his hatching I was too worried he had yet to fully absorb his yolk sac so I left him alone. Well he just came out two hours ago of his own accord and with a lot of difficulty. Looks like what I had been worried about came to fruition. I've heard to just leave it alone and it will absorb but I've also seen people say thats a load of crap and to tie it off and clamp it because leaving it alone pretty much means death. I have no clue if this is hernia or unabsorbed yolk but any advice or assitance would be appreciated.

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  2. DwayneNLiz

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    looks like it pulled out some of its intestines

    you could try to put it back in, do you have any iodine, betadine, etc?

    if you put it back in the main concern will be infection
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

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    and welcome to BYC, i hope you get all the info you need, and good luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. nevans20

    nevans20 Just Hatched

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    Thanks, I do have Iodine. I've put neosporin on it to ward off bacteria for now. Hoping that keeps it clean. Had to place him on paper towel because the wood chips were sticking to him. He's chirping just fine and his legs are moving like a motor boat. Im worried he's gonna do more damage.

    Don't know anything about putting intestines back into a body other than kinda just shoving them back in.
     
  5. DwayneNLiz

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    slowly and carefully, try not to pinch anything, kinda like a single finger massage, but dont force them
    make sure they are clean when they go back in
    make sure the paper towel is kept clean and wet, i keep my babies on paper towels for their first week or so of life because they try to eat shavings
     
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    Also consider quality of life, be prepared to euthanize just in case, just have that in the back of your mind, i hope it goes well [​IMG]
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  7. nevans20

    nevans20 Just Hatched

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    How do you euthanize?
     
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    Euthanasia

    Dispatching chicks/chickens see Post #44564 and This Article



    i have not had to do it yet, but i have read quite a few different methods in the above
     
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    any update?
     

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