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Looks like my chicks rectum is coming out

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

  1. kwhit

    kwhit Out Of The Brooder

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    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:
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    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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    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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