newly hatched chick cant stand/guts hanging out still?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheHoustons, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. TheHoustons

    TheHoustons New Egg

    Feb 23, 2016
    Chick hatched around 5 hours ago, around 2 hours ago we noticed that its guts ( sorry but I dont know the right word) were hanging out and had dried and wrapped around its foot. It couldnt get up because of its leg being tied and also, I think that it kicking was making the guts not finish going in/the whole with guts not close.

    We cut it and untangled it. Now, the chick cant even hold its head up straight and is not able to stand at all. When it tries it falls on its back and is unable to get back onto its belly.

    Will it make it?? what can we do to help better its chances??? We have been giving it electrolyte water...
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Probably won't make it.
    If the egg yolk wasn't absorbed completely that can correct itself.
    If it was exposed viscera, like intestines, that's likely either too high incubator temperature or hereditary. Electrolytes won't fix a problem that severe.
    If you cut intestines, that's a problem. If it can't stand along with these issues, it's best to cull it now.

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