New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Air under skin of chick

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

My mama hens and their chicks were attacked by a possum last night.  One chick was killed and one of the hens has a small bite.  Another chick was injured.  He has no sign of a bite or a wound, but has a large lump on his right side near the shoulder.  I think it's air under the skin.  

 

Am I supposed to puncture this with a needle or will it get better on it's own?  The chick is a week old.

(Don't worry, they will be locked up better tonight in case the possum comes back.)

post #2 of 2

Very likely an air sac has been injured/punctured.  If the swelling is inconveniencing the chick, you can gently insert a hypodermic needle to reduce the swelling.  If not just see if things resolve on their own.

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
Reply
Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home