New one to me! HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsDeb, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. MrsDeb

    MrsDeb Songster

    I have a brand new little Lav Orp chick who just hatched about 2 hours ago. I have never seen this so I was wondering what everyone thought? Is this it's yolk sack or do you think it
    could possibly be gutt....Ugh I hope not! [​IMG]

    ANY help appreciated!

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010
  2. MrsDeb

    MrsDeb Songster

    I guess since no one is awake I'll know in the morning...It'll break my heart if this little one
    passes. It was the only one to hatch out of 2 dozen eggs. The post office was horrible to them!
  3. chkn

    chkn Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    I wonder if it's a little bit of a prolapsed vent. Some people recommend preparation-h to shrink it. On a full grown hen, I'd recommend pushing it in. Why not wait and see what some others suggest. There have been other little chickies here with the same problem, if that's what it is. Check it out and hopefully more will comment.
  4. MrsDeb

    MrsDeb Songster


    That's a really good guess, but it's vent is up by my thumb. I don't know, maybe you're right. I'm headed to bed and hope the
    best for the little guy [​IMG] Thank you for your reply!
  5. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    I think it's a yolk sac that has not been fully absorbed yet.
  6. MrsDeb

    MrsDeb Songster

    OK thank you! I have him/her on anti slip shelving stuff so that whatever
    it is wont get damaged.....
  7. MrsDeb

    MrsDeb Songster

    Does anyone else have thoughts on this? The little guy is still
    alive and doing well. Slow to get up on his feet but thats ok...I was just thankful
    to see him alive this morning...
    I havent had much sleep, I saw somewhere, where someone was putting iodine on
    the opening? Is this a good idea?
  8. micschoenborn

    micschoenborn In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2008
    Quote:I have to agree. I would skip the iodine tho. Good luck! [​IMG]
  9. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:Deb this is definitely some of the yoke sac that hasn't absorbed completely. I have had a couple chicks with this before. The first was a hatch that was at home and got a little bity RIR pullet Friday it was really tiny so they gave her to me. I didn't notice this on her because it had already started drying up. I have left it alone and she seems to be doing fine.

    If you have other chicks please seperate it from them as they can start to pick on it and cause problems. I didn't seperate my hatchling and they pulled it out of him and it died 4 days later. Keep the area clean as you can and it should fall of once it dries up, but don't cut it off or mess with it.

    I wish you lots of luck and prayers for the little one to be ok.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010
  10. MrsDeb

    MrsDeb Songster

    Thank you so much! It does look a little better this morning. It's flattened out now.

    Only having had one little guy make it, it's been a tough night for me to make sure
    it survives. I wish someone with Lav Orps could just send me a box full of chicks to keep it company but that's asking
    a lot of my pocket book! LOL!

    Thank you everyone for your help! I really do appreciate it!

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