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chick has a lump on its throat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cluck 51, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. cluck 51

    cluck 51 Hatching

    Jun 1, 2010
    My one month old chick has generally been very healthy. Last night we heard him screaming and this morning he had a huge lump, that had apparantly grown overnight, on the side of its neck. Since then he has not been eating, or drinking, and his mouth has been foaming.

    Any ideas on what could be the problem, and how to solve this?

    we're assuming he might have been stung by something, but aren't sure.

  2. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Quote:I hope you have him in isolation. I have read that you can use a tiny bit of children's liquid benadryl to help chickens. But you have to be careful with that and not give them too much. It will make them sleepy but might reduce the allergic reaction.

    I would really watch that spot and keep it clean to ward against infection.

    If you can, get a closer look at the area and see if you can find a bite mark or whatever.

    I hope your little guy does o.k.
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    if the lump is to the right side it is most likely his crop. Are you feeding them anything besides chick starter?

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