prolapse in 3-4 week orpington chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mazie_g, May 27, 2011.

  1. mazie_g

    mazie_g Hatching

    May 27, 2011
    I am after a bit of advice please. i bought 4 3-4 week old orpington chicks at the beginning of the week. yesterday i noticed that the back end of one didnt look quite right, but assumed it was just poo stuck to it. having been out today, came back to see it has had a complete prolapse and the bit hanging out was about 2 1/2 inches and black with a red tip. my husband put her "out of her misery" only to come inside and see that another one has an "inflated" back end and there is blood on it. why is this happening? what should we do?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Hi and [​IMG] I have not had this problem since my hens hatch our chicks but do you think this that you are seeing is from pasty butt? it's a serious issue with chicks that have been shipped and maybe this is what started the problems. I'm sorry youer having to deal with this and you've lost one, hope you can get it figured out and help this one.

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