Air bubble on shoulder

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One of my 6 month old polish bantam has wry neck for the last 2 weeks, we have been treating with nutri drench and antibiotics. We just found an air bubble on her right side just above her wing by her head. What is it and do I pop it. Her wry neck has only gotten a small bit better also
 

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You mention the area feels like it's filled with air, correct? It's not hard, or feels like it filled with liquid? Not connected to her crop either?

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If the bubble is near the neck area, it's possible she ruptured one of her cervical air sacs. That can happen because of a few reasons, but trauma is a common cause. If it does feel like it's filled with air, it may be best to poke the bubble with a 18 gauge needle, or make a small incision with a scalpel. The area may refill, especially if a needle is used.

@casportpony , has dealt with a ruptured air sac in some of her birds, so may have advice.
 

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