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Air on chest

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DEVILDOG, Jul 7, 2008.


    DEVILDOG In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2008
    Beaufort SC
    I just move around 30 chicks that are around 4 weeks old from the brooder to the coop that I just finished yesterday. As I was moveing them I noticed that one of the White Rock pullets had an air pocket under her skin on her chest, any ideas. Thanks for all your help.
    P.S. I just finished treating them for Coccidiosis they day before.
  2. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Could it be her full crop from eating or drinking? They get a full crop on the right sid eof the breast.

  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    what bedding are you using?

    here is a pic of a chick with injured air sac::

    click here

    not to be confused with a full crop..
    make sure the crop is emptying..feel for any lumps..

    is the chick eating and drinking?
    making normal droppings?

    DEVILDOG In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2008
    Beaufort SC
    I had them on pine shaveings. They were getting a little over crowded as I was finishing the coop though.
    It does kind of look like that pic, but the sack is all the way onder the bird too, not just under its chin.
    I dont't know about the other stuff she is with around 30 other chick. I will seperate her tonight. So I can tell.

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