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Prolapsed rectum in new born chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jessimom, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Hi, my chick was hatched with an unabsorbed yolk sak and this red/purple bubble at it's butt. What is this and do I treat it with
    Preparation H? Thank you!!

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  2. goosiesnougs

    goosiesnougs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen people put newborn ducks in a small cup so they don't move too much until their yolk sack is absorbed. Best of luck! Please let me know how it goes?
     
  3. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    We couldn't push it's insides back in and it died peacefully.
     
  4. goosiesnougs

    goosiesnougs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sorry to hear that very sad news.
     
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  5. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Thank you again!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's not the insides, that is an unabsorbed yolk sac. The chick hatched prematurely.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    There isn't much that can be done for chicks like that. Best chance would have been to put the chick in a small bowl or cup to limit its movement until the yolk was absorbed. Even the slightest jostling can rupture the yolk causing certain death.
    It's sad, but just part of the whole hatching chicks process. You will loose a few, even if you do everything right.
     
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