Air sack on chickens?? Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KiraCookie, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. KiraCookie

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    We have had chickens for a long time, and about a month ago one hen had an air bubble on her right shoulder. A few weeks later, she died. [​IMG] Last week i noticed that on one of my roosters he had the same air sack on the same shoulder. What is it? And how Can it be treated??? Also, yesterday, i saw on one of my baby chickens she had it too! I dont want them to die so can anyone give my some advice? Do your chickens have air sacks??
     
  2. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure it's on the shoulder?? is it the crop?? does their breath stink?
     
  3. KiraCookie

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    Lucysmom002,

    No it is a sack of air near the neck, but on the shoulder. It isn't the food sack cuz i can see it and it is like 3 inches from it. What could it be?
     
  4. Lucysmom002

    Lucysmom002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, I am sorry, I don't know. I hope someone does and will answer you soon! Good luck!
     
  5. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you can, we really need pictures.
     
  6. KiraCookie

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    Yes, i will be putting pics up very soon.
     
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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  8. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did anyone get an answer for this ?
     

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