i have 2 barred rock roosters that have had VERY swollen abdomens for at least a week and 1/2! they are also double the size of my other 4 week old chicks AND their feathers are not coming in like the other chicks. i have never had a chick look like this. even my other birds that were roosters...is this a deadly thing? i have tried some of the "tips" i.e. scrambled egg, olive oil, warm belly soak. the strangest part is that they don't seem to be acting sick. they are pretty active (i do notice they sit more than the other chicks though) any tips would help!! i cant find any forum that answers ALL the questions... i will try and post pix of them asap!