Looks like my chicks rectum is coming out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kwhit, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. kwhit

    kwhit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2013
    Mansfield, MA
    One of my 3 week old barred rock chicks feel out of the cage to the
    cement floor below two days ago-about a two foot fall :(

    Now this is what I see:



    I think it received internal injury. I suppose there is no hope for this little guy.
    It is acting lethargic and not eating or drinking. I think it is on the way out.
    For now I have separated the baby from the others to avoid further torment.
    But does this look like its intestines coming out?
    It is a gonner right?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Sorry about your little guy. Yes that looks like his large intestine prolapsing out of his vent. Sometimes a prolapse can be pushed back inside and kept moist with honey or olive oil, but that is a pretty bad one. I would probably try anyway, but then try to get him to drink some vitamins with electrolytes in his water, or substitute gatorade or pedialyte. If you think he is suffering, I would consider putting him down. Let us know how he gets along.

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