New Baby Chick with what looks like blood but looks kinda like her insides coming out her butt?? *Na

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AStitchofKate, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. AStitchofKate

    AStitchofKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed her standing and acting funny, so I picked her up and found this, I decided to try to do the warm water to help it come off, but I'm afraid its not poop. While I was holding her mucus came out of her mouth. I have put her in a box and separated her from the others they have all been vaccinated for coci and mareks. Thoughts? How can I help her??
     
  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that coming out of her vent or her navel? It looks like unabsorbed yolk sac and possibly intestines. How old is the chick? Is there a possibility someone/something could have pulled on the remaining dried umbilical cord that is stuck to the navel?
     
  3. AStitchofKate

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    I "looks" to be coming from her vent. They literally just got removed from the box this morning, so about 3 or 4 days old. I actually seperated her cause I didn't want them to notice and hurt her, I will try to get another photo. Just really hoping this isn't Coccidiosis, can i rule it out with them being vaccinated for it? I will try to take a closer look. I really don't want to hurt or stress more than I have to. (I already held one as it passed this morning. But it was not in the same state.)
     
  4. AStitchofKate

    AStitchofKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im almost entirely sure its from her vent. There is now even more hanging from it. [​IMG] Thoughts?
     
  5. AStitchofKate

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    [​IMG] Here is another photo. Anyone got anything???
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a prolapse of one of her internal organs, possibly the uterus (prolapse = something internal that is coming out of a "hole"). You could try to soak it and massage it gently in sugar water to get it to shrink a little in size, and try to massage it back inside. You will have to be extremely gentle.
     
  7. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To double check it's not coming from the navel: Look above (closer to the tail) of where this mass is coming from, is there no other "hole" that you can see?
     
  8. AStitchofKate

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    If this is yolk sac, what would I do to care for it? I'm looking for another "hole". I even called my mother over to take a peek, I have two children who are very interested in what is going on so Im trying to juggle everyone. [​IMG]LOL!
     
  9. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hhhm well good luck with trying to keep everyone happy!

    If it is an unabsorbed yolk sac, I think the idea is to keep it moist while it is still being absorbed. There are lots and lots of threads on BYC about that - do a search for "unabsorbed yolk sac" (here, follow this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=unabsorbed+yolk+sac) and see what comes up. If it is yolk sac it will be coming out of the navel, not the vent.

    This may also help you - an article about infected yolk sacks https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mushy-chick-disease-yolk-sack-infection-omphalitis
    Look at the pictures to help you determine if it's the navel or vent.

    Also have a look at this page, there are pictures of vents and navels: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/baby-chick-basics-what-you-need-to-know.html
     
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    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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