Rear end coming out of 4 day old chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shanonspeeps, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. shanonspeeps

    shanonspeeps In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2009
    Roll Tide Country

    I need some help, quickly! This 4 day old baby has it's rear end coming out. What do I need to do???

  2. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    Coos Bay, OR
  3. buteo4

    buteo4 In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2010
    Menominee, MI
    I had this happen early this summer with a 4 week old chick. She had poo all over her and it was really raw. For 3 days I continually washed the area in warm water and chlorhexidine, would apply preH and push it back in. It kept coming back out. One morning I didn't want to deal with it anymore...I was thinking of having her euthanized. I went to work without checking on her, but when I got home that evening and checked on her it was all back in place and she has been fince since! What did help, which I had read on here was to push it in and hold it in for a least a minute, to allow the nerves to settle down and the contractions to stop. In this case persitsence paid off.
    Good luck with your little one!

    Gina L.
    Menominee, MI

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