chick has a growth on her neck... Help identify it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oilcan, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. oilcan

    oilcan Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our 4th flock and I haven't seen anything like this before. Does anyone have an idea what it is?

    It feels like fluid, like a water balloon. This chick is about 10 days old, and hasn't been doing well since Wednesday or Thursday. I have been feeding with an eye dropper. She will sometimes drink from the waterer if I put her beak in, but not all the time. She is weak, and just lays down much of the time. Any thoughts?


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  2. lazy gardener

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    Looks like a hydrocele. I assume that the chick is dead now?
     
  3. oilcan

    oilcan Out Of The Brooder

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    No. She's sluggish. I have been hand feeding her sugar water with a dropper and she hasn't had much in the way of solid food. But she's alive.
     
  4. lazy gardener

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    Just my opinion, but I think you'd be better off culling this one. She obviously has no quality of life.
     

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