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Prolapsed Vent??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kathryn79, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Kathryn79

    Kathryn79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, had a chick just hatched but not in good nick, every time she chirped her insides came on the outside. I held her thinking she was dying but pushed the insides back in for about 30 minutes, she became stronger. I have now put a bandaid over her bum and put her back in the incubator. I have NEVER ever dealt with this before. What are the chances of survival, or is it best to cull?
     
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  3. Kathryn79

    Kathryn79 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeh it did look like one of those, every time she cheeped it seemed to protrude even more. She was the last one to hatch a good 24 hours after the rest. She seems to be quite strong at the moment though, even with a bandaid on her bum [​IMG]
     
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    You do usually find the last to hatch are the weaker ones or have some kind of ailment. I would try to keep the area dry and just keep an eye on the chick this can take a few days to actually make the chick poorly and would also follow the advice on the link it's very informative. Good luck.
     
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    You do usually find the last to hatch are the weaker ones or have some kind of ailment. I would try to keep the area dry and just keep an eye on the chick this can take a few days to actually make the chick poorly and would also follow the advice on the link it's very informative. Good luck.[/quote


    Thankyou. I will keep her isolated until she either gets better or declines. Thanks for the info :)
     
  6. Kathryn79

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    Just an update. Removed the bandaid this morning (along with some fluff) and the vent had closed over and all looks very good. The chick is eating, drinking and being a normal chick. I will still wait a few days to put her in with the others but she looks to be very normal. Surgery success [​IMG]
     

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