Urgent help needed for chick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Freedfarmgirl, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Freedfarmgirl

    Freedfarmgirl In the Brooder

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    I went out today to feed chicks (about 5 wks old) and one of them had a long intestine looking thing coming out of it's butt all bloody.....I think it might be it's intestine. Is there something I can do? Thanks!
    Julie
     
  2. doxpeople

    doxpeople In the Brooder

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    Julie search on prolapse.
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

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    I second doing a search... you'll find tons of info faster than people can post it. I hope everything turns out okay.
     
  4. wingnuts

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    Hi,

    You're going to want to seperate her from the other chicks. Not to be gross, but they may peck at/eat the prolapse. Most recommend generously applying preperation h to the vent area several times per day to help shrink tissues. In other animals I have soaked the vent area in cool sugar water also and that helped.

    I'm sure you'll get lots of good advice. The first time I saw a prolapse was with a pig and it's pen mate was snacking on it. It was nasty; but as bad as her prolapse was she healed and is fat, happy...and will be on my dinner table this fall. [​IMG]
     
  5. Freedfarmgirl

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    Thanks so much....I did a search, but I don't have prep H on hand and by looking at the other posts none seen to be as severe as this one. I measured the piece of intestine that is out and it is 10 Inches long and I tries to gently put it back in with no success. I did soak it in sugar water and put honey on it too. I took her over to a neighbor who has chickens to see if they could help, but they had never seen anything like it and said I should cull her. If she is alive when my husband gets home I will have him cull her. [​IMG] Have any of you ever seen that much out and were able to help the chick? Thanks.
    Julie
     
  6. Freedfarmgirl

    Freedfarmgirl In the Brooder

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    She didn't make it [​IMG]
     
  7. wingnuts

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    I'm sorry to hear that she didn't make it. When I read the post where you said about 10" was hanging out I wasn't feeling too optimistic; but I still hoped not to see that she hadn't made it. You did everything that you could for her.

    Tracy
     
  8. nicegirl40cheetos

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    So sorry he didn't make it.
    I tried to hatch several Rhode Island Red eggs, ones that were given to me by a friend. Only one hatched, I cracked open the rest a couple of days after they were supposed to hatch and it's like you described, they were just about grown in the shell, but their, what looked like intestines were in a bubble looking thing in the egg. Like that part of them didn't grow, it was really yucky. I asked our extension director and he said sounds like they had issues with their development, or were diseased. How sad. My one is doing very well. I have some other eggs and a different incubator and trying again. I hope they hatch this time and are healthy.
    Sorry again about your chick. That's so sad.
    :-(
     
  9. SPRING CREEK FARM

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    Quote:Sweetie, I am so sorry for the loss of your little chick. These things just happen sometimes...[​IMG]
     

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